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Alyssa Ruth Mazer
  • Title
    • Ph.D. Student
    • Teaching Assistant
  • Division Social Sciences Division
  • Department
    • Politics Department
  • Email
  • Office Location
    • Merrill College Academic Building, 133
  • Office Hours Fall '21: Thursdays 1-2 PM; and by appointment.
  • Mail Stop Merrill/Crown Faculty Services

Summary of Expertise

Previous TA Experience:

POLI 3 - Keywords: Concepts in Politics

POLI 21 - Governing the Golden State

POLI 61 - Politics of Social Policy

POLI 65 - Introduction to International Relations

POLI 111B - Civil Liberties

POLI 120B - Society and Democracy in American Political Development

Research Interests

  • Political Theory
  • Socialist Feminism
  • Positive / Negative Freedom
  • Reproductive Justice
  • Disability Studies / Crip Theory

Biography, Education and Training


After writing an honors thesis on positive freedom in reproductive justice, Alyssa graduated summa cum laude from Beloit College in Beloit, Wisconsin, with a Bachelor's in Political Science. Alyssa is a third-year in the Politics department PhD program, hoping to achieve a designated emphasis in Feminist Studies; her primary research interests are in socialist feminist theory and American politics.