Politics Faculty

Our core faculty bring a wide range of approaches and disciplinary backgrounds to the study of politics. Graduate students may also benefit from working with our affiliated graduate faculty.

Elizabeth Beaumont

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Eva C Bertram

  • Title
    • Associate Professor
  • Department
    • Politics Department
  • Phone
    831-459-3764
  • Email
  • Office Location 159 Merrill Faculty Annex
  • Office Hours Fall 2017: Wednesdays, 2:00 to 3:15 pm, and by appointment
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Kent Eaton

  • Title
    • Professor of Politics
  • Department
    • Politics Department
  • Phone
    831-459-4920
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location Crown 222
  • Office Hours Fall quarter 2017: Wednesday 1:00-3:00 pm
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Jacqueline Susan Gehring

  • Title
    • Teaching Professor
  • Department
    • Politics Department
    • Legal Studies
  • Phone
    8314592029
  • Email
  • Office Location Merril Annex 158
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David Gordon

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Sikina Jinnah

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Ronnie D Lipschutz

  • Title
    • Professor of Politics & Provost of Rachel Carson College
  • Department
    • Politics Department
    • Rachel Carson College
  • Phone
    831-459-3275, 831-459-2543
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location 234 Crown College, 121 Rachel Carson College Academic Building
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Mark Fathi Massoud

  • Title
    • Associate Professor
    • Politics and Legal Studies
  • Department
    • Politics Department
  • Phone
    831-459-2024
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location 154 Merrill College
  • Office Hours On leave, 2017-2018
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Dean Mathiowetz

  • Title
    • Associate Professor
    • Department Chair
  • Department
    • Politics Department
  • Phone
    831-459-1359
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location 112 Merrill
  • Office Hours Wednesdays 9:45-11:45 and by appointment
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Sara Niedzwiecki

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Eleonora Pasotti

  • Title
    • Associate Professor
  • Department
    • Politics Department
  • Phone
    831-459-2583
  • Email
  • Office Location 115 Merrill
  • Office Hours Fall 2017: Tuesday 3:10-5:10pm
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Benjamin L. Read

  • Title
    • Associate Professor
    • Director of Graduate Studies
  • Department
    • Politics Department
  • Phone
    831-459-4469
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location 157 Merrill Faculty Annex
  • Office Hours Fall 2017: 1-4 Tuesdays, and by appointment
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Roger Schoenman

  • Title
    • Associate Professor
  • Department
    • Politics Department
  • Phone
    831-459-2391
  • Email
  • Office Location Merrill 153
  • Office Hours Tuesday 3:15-5
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Vanita Seth

  • Title
    • Associate Professor
  • Department
    • Politics Department
  • Phone
    831-459-2855, 831-459-4443
  • Email
  • Office Location 119 Merrill College
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Matthew Sparke

  • Title
    • Visiting Professor
  • Department
    • Politics Department
  • Phone
    (831) 459-3153
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location Crown College, Ivan Vallier Hall, 233
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Melanie J. Springer

  • Title
    • Associate Professor
  • Department
    • Politics Department
  • Phone
    (831) 459-2421
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location 113 Merrill Academic
  • Office Hours Fall 2017: Thursdays 1:30-2:30pm, and by appointment
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Megan Thomas

  • Title
    • Associate Professor
  • Department
    • Politics Department
  • Phone
    831-459-2026
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location 160 Merrill Faculty Annex
  • Office Hours F17 Thurs noon-2 and by appt.
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Anjuli Catherine Verma

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Daniel Wirls

  • Title
    • Professor
  • Department
    • Politics Department
  • Phone
    831-459-2134
  • Email
  • Office Location 117 Merrill Academic Building
  • Office Hours 2017-2018 Academic Year: On Leave. Contact via email for appointment.
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