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  • Associate Professor
Comparative Politics, Ethnicity and Identity, Social Movements, Security, South Asia
Ph.D., University of Michigan, 2008
  • 805-893-1427
  • Ellison 3722
  • De Anza 2004 (office hours)
  • Distinguished Professor

Political Communication and Behavior, Collective Action, Digital Media

Ph.D., Massaschusetts Institute of Technology, 1992  

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  • Ellison 3708
  • Professor
  • Chair

Comparative Politics, Identity, Latin American Studies

Ph.D., Stanford University, 1993

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  • Distinguished Professor

International Human Rights

Ph.D., Stanford University, 1990.

  • Associate Professor; Grad Admissions Chair

International Relations, Security, Civil War

Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2006

  • Associate Professor

Comparative Politics, Political Communication, Japanese Politics, Media and Politics

Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1996

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  • Professor

Comparative Politics; Identity Politics, Qualitative Methods and Research Design, Surveys,
Subfields: Political Behavior and Public Opinion; Social Mobilization, Democratization
Fieldwork: Russia, Tatarstan, Estonia, Kazakhstan

Ph.D., Columbia University, 1981

  • 805-893-3110
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  • Assistant Professor

Political Theory, Ancient Greek Political Thought, German Social Thought

Ph.D., Harvard University, 2017

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  • Professor
  • Diversity Advocate

American Politics, Identity, Asian American Politics, U.S. Racial and Ethnic Politics, Public Opinion and Political Behavior


Ph.D., University of Florida, 1995

  • 805-769-8445
  • Ellison 3709
  • Associate Professor
Comparative Political Economy
Energy and Environmental Politics
Political Methodology


  • Assistant Professor

Comparative Politics, Latin American Politics, Energy and Environmental Politics

Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles (2022)


  • Assistant Professor

Comparative Politics, Political Economy, Migration, Displacement, Middle East Politics

Ph.D., Yale University, 2018

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  • Associate Professor

Comparative Politics, Environmental Politics, Public Opinion, Methodology

Ph.D., Yale University, 2015

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  • Assistant Professor

International Organizations
Global Governance
International Political Economy
International Security Cooperation

Ph.D., Princeton University, 2017

  • Associate Professor

American Politics, Political Geography, Public Policy, Local Politics, American Political Development

Ph.D., Harvard University, 2011 

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  • Associate Professor

International Relations, International Security and Conflict Management, Political Violence, International Institutions

Ph.D., University of California, San Diego, 2012

Assistant Professor Will Nomikos
  • Assistant Professor

International Relations & Intervention, Civil Wars, Climate Change & Conflict, Identity Politics

Ph.D., Yale University, 2019


  • Professor

Political Philosophy

Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1995

  • 805-893-5154
  • Ellison 3810
  • Professor
  • Vice Chair

American Politics, Identity, Race, Ethnicity, Public Opinion

Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2001


  • Assistant Professor

Black Politics, Political Economy, Education Politics 

Ph.D., Michigan State University, 2020

  • Professor
  • Director of Graduate Studies

South Asia, Indian Politics, Public Policy, Development Studies, Environmental Politics, Local Politics and Governance

Ph.D., University of Delhi, 1994

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  • Associate Professor

American Politics, Energy and Environmental Politics, Public Policy, Methodology

Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015

  • Associate Professor

Comparative Politics, Political Parties and Elections, Political Institutions, Political Representation, Quantitative Methods 

Ph.D., Stanford University, 2005