Featured Profiles

  • Ruth Langridge in profile standing at a podioum

    Researcher Ruth Langridge awarded National Science Foundation grant

    October 14, 2021

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    Politics and Legal Studies Year End 2021

    June 16, 2021

  • Professor Daifallah faces the camera from the top of a mountain

    Professor Yasmeen Daifallah

    February 1, 2019

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    Professor Vanita Seth

    October 8, 2018

  • Professor Matt Sparke

    Professor Matt Sparke

    June 28, 2018

    Matt Sparke's research focuses on the politics of space and geopolitics, including the diverse ways in which the geographies of citizenship and belonging are shifting in the 21st century.

  • Professor Jackie Gehring on a hike with trees in the background

    Professor Jackie Gehring

    May 1, 2018

    Jackie Gehring is an associate teaching professor of Politics and Legal Studies.

  • Prof. Sara Niedzwiecki

    Professor Sara Niedzwiecki

    December 29, 2017

    Prof. Sara Niedzwiecki studies social policy and regional government, with a special focus on Latin America.

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    Professor David Gordon

    May 8, 2017

    David Gordon’s research explores the intersection of global and urban politics, and aims to better understand the role of cities in relation to complex issues on the global agenda.

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    Professor Sikina Jinnah

    November 20, 2016

    Sikina Jinnah's research focuses on the shifting locations of power and influence in global environmental governance, particularly the role of transnational actors in environmental decision-making.

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    Professor Melanie Springer

    July 1, 2013

    Melanie J. Springer joined the Politics department in July 2013. Her research focuses on the evolution of voting and elections in the United States.

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    Professor Ronnie Lipschutz

    July 29, 2011

    Lipschutz conducts research in and writes on a range of topics related to global political economy, including U.S. global economic and military policy and strategy, changing conceptions and practices of security, changing forms of war, global governance, global civil society and corporate social responsibility, environmental politics, and political economy and popular culture.

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    Professor Daniel Wirls

    July 20, 2011

    Daniel Wirls's research spans American political history, from the debates at the Constitutional Convention to the latest developments in military policy.