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  • Associate Professor
Comparative Politics, Ethnicity and Identity, Social Movements, Security, South Asia
Ph.D., University of Michigan, 2008
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  • Lecturer

Comparative Politics
International Relations

  • Professor
  • Affiliate

(Department of Sociology) Political and sociological theory

  • Associate Professor
  • Affiliate

(Bren School of Environmental Science and Management) Environmental politics

  • Academic Assistant

Main Political Science Office

General Questions
Disabled Students Program Coordination
Textbook Ordering

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  • Chairs' Academic Analyst/Assistant

Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:30am - 4:00pm

Faculty Recruitment Coordination
Department Website
Academic Editing
Department Newsletter
Event Planning
Faculty Assistance

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  • Associate Professor
  • Affiliate

(Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies & Department of Feminist Studies)
Political theory, feminist thought, identity

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  • Alumnus

International Relations
Comparative Politics
Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences (interdepartmental emphasis)

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  • Graduate Student
  • Teaching Associate

Comparative Politics
Human Rights
Global Studies

  • Graduate Student

Political Theory

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  • Professor

Political Communication and Behavior, Collective Action, Digital Media

Ph.D. Massaschusetts Institute of Technology, 1992  

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  • Professor Emerita

American Politics, Public Law, Law & Society, Feminist Jurisprudence 

Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 1977

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  • Senior Lecturer Emerita

Lecturer in Middle East politics

  • Alumnus

Comparative Politics, Political Communication


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  • Professor
  • Chair

Comparative Politics, Identity, Latin American Studies

Ph.D., Stanford University, 1993

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  • Graduate Student

American Politics
Public Policy
Gender and Sexual Politics
Feminist Studies


  • Mellichamp Professor
  • Affiliate

(Global and International Studies Program) Human rights, international relations, civil society, Latin American politics

  • Assistant Professor

(Bren School of Environmental Policy and Management)
International Relations and Environmental Policy

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  • Graduate Student

American Politics

  • 2834 Ellison Hall
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  • Alumnus

International Relations
International Political Economy
International Security
War Finance
Foreign Aid
Financial Regionalism and Statecraft

  • Graduate Student

American Politics

  • Associate Professor

International Relations, Security, Civil War

Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2006

  • Distinguished Professor

International Relations, International Political Economy

Ph.D., Columbia University, 1963

Louis G. Lancaster Professor of International Political Economy

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  • Graduate Program Coordinator

Graduate Program Coordination

Graduate Student Recruitment and Admissions
Graduate Student Advising
TA Administration: payroll, fee remissions
Student Awards
Graduate Student Stipends, Grants & Other Funding

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  • Lecturer
  • Alumnus

American Politics
Politics and Religion

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