Politics Faculty

Core Faculty

Our core faculty bring a wide range of approaches and disciplinary backgrounds to the study of politics, and they are active in our graduate and undergraduate programs.

Elizabeth Beaumont

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Eva C Bertram

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Yasmeen Daifallah

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Kent Eaton

  • Title
    • Professor of Politics
  • Phone
    831-459-4920
  • Email
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Latin American and Latino Studies, Comparative Politics, Political More...
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Jacqueline Susan Gehring

  • Title
    • Teaching Professor
  • Phone
    831-459-2029
  • Email
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Legal Studies, Comparative Politics, Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, More...
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David Gordon

  • Title
    • Assistant Professor
  • Phone
    831-502-7225
  • Email
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise International and Global Affairs, Environmental Policy, Urban studies, More...
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Sikina Jinnah

  • Title
    • Associate Professor of Politics
  • Phone
    831-502-7224
  • Email
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Environmental Policy, International and Global Affairs, Climate Change, More...
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Ronnie D Lipschutz

  • Title
    • Professor of Politics
  • Phone
    831-459-3275
  • Email
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Energy, Environmental Policy, Foreign Policy, Globalization, International More...
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Mark Fathi Massoud

  • Title
    • Associate Professor
  • Phone
    831-459-2024
  • Email
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Law and Policy, Human Rights, Islamic Studies, International and Global More...
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Dean Mathiowetz

  • Title
    • Associate Professor & Department Chair
  • Phone
    831-459-1359
  • Email
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Democracy, Capitalism, Politics, Activism, History of Philosophy
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Sara Niedzwiecki

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Eleonora Pasotti

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Benjamin L. Read

  • Title
    • Associate Professor
  • Phone
    831-459-4469
  • Email
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise China, Taiwan
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Roger Schoenman

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Vanita Seth

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Matthew Sparke

  • Title
    • Professor
  • Phone
    831-459-3153
  • Email
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise International and Global Affairs, Globalization, Capitalism, Political More...
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Melanie J. Springer

  • Title
    • Associate Professor
  • Phone
    831-459-2421
  • Email
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise United States Politics and Government, Politics, Electoral Politics, US More...
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Megan Thomas

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Anjuli Catherine Verma

  • Title
    • Assistant Professor of Politics
  • Phone
    831-459-7094 (office)
  • Email
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Law and Policy, Politics, Legal Studies
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Daniel Wirls

  • Title
    • Professor
  • Phone
    831-459-2134
  • Email
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Politics, United States Politics and Government, Political Science
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Affiliated Graduate Faculty

While we encourage our graduate students to work with faculty in many disciplines across the campus, graduate courses and independent studies offered by these affiliated graduate faculty count as Politics courses for purposes of our PhD program requirements. Moreover, affiliated graduate faculty can be considered as Politics members of a QE or thesis committee, excluding the role of chair.

Banu Bargu

  • Title
    • Associate Professor
  • Phone
    831-502-7076
  • Email
  • Department
    • History of Consciousness Department
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Deborah Gould

  • Title
    • Associate Professor
  • Phone
    831-459-5720 (office)
  • Email
  • Department
    • Sociology Department
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Robert Meister

  • Title
    • Professor of Social and Political Thought
  • Phone
    831-459-2781
  • Email
  • Department
    • Social Sciences Division
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Daniel M Press

  • Title
    • Professor of Environmental Studies
  • Phone
    831-459-3263
  • Email
  • Department
    • Environmental Studies Department
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Massimiliano Tomba

  • Title
    • Professor
  • Phone
    831-502-7059
  • Email
  • Department
    • History of Consciousness Department
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Lecturers and Researchers

The Department is fortunate to work with a talented group of lecturers and researchers. Their affiliations allow for a wide-ranging undergraduate curriculum.

Ryan Coonerty

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Joseph Fletcher

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Larry Gerston

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Donald S Lane

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Ruth Langridge

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Shawn Nichols

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Gary A. Patton

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Felicia Allegra Peck

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Thomas Serres

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Eric Stephen Snickars

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Susan P Wright

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