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.

Eleonora Pasotti
  • Title
    • Associate Professor
  • Division Social Sciences Division
  • Department
    • Politics Department
  • Phone
    831-459-2583
  • Email
  • Fax
    831-459-3125
  • Office Location 115 Merrill
  • Office Hours Fall 2017: Tuesday 3:10-5:10pm
  • Mail Stop Merrill Faculty Services
  • Mailing Address
    • 1156 High Street
    • Santa Cruz CA 95064
  • Courses Taught POLI 60: Comparative Politics / Politics of the Developing World, POLI149: Democratization, POLI190H: Substance of Democracy, POLI200C: State and Institutions, POLI249: Politics of Protest, POLI140A: Advanc. Industrial. Societ./European Politics

Research Interests

Professor Pasotti's research explores the dynamics of preference formation and change. Her research in comparative urban politics focuses on institutional change, the transformation of patronage politics and representation. It resulted in a book titled Political Branding in Cities: The Decline of Machine Politics in Bogotá, Naples and Chicago (Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics, Cambridge University Press 2009). Her current book project explores citizenship dynamics through a study of social movements resisting urban redevelopment in cities throughout Europe, North and South America.

Professor Pasotti has been a Public Policy fellow at Columbia University, a German Marshall Fund of the United States fellow, and a post-doctoral fellow at the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University and a visiting fellow at the European University Institute in Fiesole, Italy.

Professor Pasotti's research interests include: comparative urban politics, European politics, democracy & democratization, public policy, political economy. She teaches courses on democracy, democratic transition, European politics and methodology.