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.

Katharine Elizabeth Beaumont

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Eva C Bertram

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Yasmeen Daifallah

  • Title
    • Assistant Professor
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  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Political Theory, Middle East Studies
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Kent H Eaton

  • Title
    • Distinguished Professor of Politics
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  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Latin American and Latino Studies, Comparative Politics, Political More...
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Jacqueline S Gehring

  • Title
    • Teaching Professor
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  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Legal Studies, Comparative Politics, Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, More...
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David J Gordon

  • Title
    • Associate Professor
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  • Faculty Areas of Expertise International and Global Affairs, Environmental Policy, Urban studies, More...
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Mark Massoud

  • Title
    • Professor
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  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Law and Policy, International and Global Affairs
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Dean P Mathiowetz

  • Title
    • Associate Professor
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  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Political Theory, History of Philosophy, Capitalism, Democracy
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Sara J Niedzwiecki

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Eleonora Pasotti

  • Title
    • Professor
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  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Comparative Politics, Democracy, Electoral Politics, European Politics, More...
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Benjamin Read

  • Title
    • Professor
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  • Faculty Areas of Expertise China, Taiwan
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Roger Schoenman

  • Title
    • Associate Professor
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  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Political Economy of Development
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Thomas R Serres

  • Title
    • Assistant Professor
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  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Comparative Politics, Political Theory, Critical Theory, Middle East More...
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Vanita Seth

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Matthew B Sparke

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    • Professor
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  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Capitalism, Globalization, Border Studies, Critical Theory, Health and More...
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Melanie J Springer

  • Title
    • Associate Professor
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  • Faculty Areas of Expertise United States Politics and Government, Politics, Electoral Politics, US More...
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Kira Tait

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Megan C Thomas

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    • Associate Professor
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Anjuli Verma

  • Title
    • Assistant Professor of Politics
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  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Law and Policy, Politics, Legal Studies, United States Politics and More...
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Daniel J Wirls

  • Title
    • Professor
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  • 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
    • Professor and Director of Graduate Studies
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  • Department
    • History of Consciousness Department
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Deborah Gould

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Sikina A Jinnah

  • Title
    • Professor of Environmental Studies
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  • Department
    • Environmental Studies Department
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Robert L Meister

  • Title
    • Professor of Social and Political Thought
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  • Department
    • Social Sciences Division
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Daniel M Press

  • Title
    • Professor of Environmental Studies
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  • Department
    • Environmental Studies Department
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Massimiliano Tomba

  • Title
    • Chair and Professor, History of Consciousness
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  • 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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Ruth Langridge

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Shawn L Nichols

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    • Continuing Lecturer
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Gary A Patton

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Eric Snickars

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