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Faculty

Lamis Abdelaaty
Assistant Professor, Political Science
Ph.D., Princeton University, 2014
International relations, human rights and humanitarian action, asylum and migration

G. Matthew Bonham
Professor Emeritus, Political Science
Affiliated Faculty Member, International Relations Program, Maxwell School
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1967
International relations, public diplomacy, international political communications, foreign policy decision-making, linguistic analysis, the European Union, Scandinavia, the Russian Federation, Iran, U.S. foreign policy in the Islamic World

Mehrzad Boroujerdi
Professor, Political Science
Provost Faculty Fellow for Internationalization
O’Hanley Faculty Scholar
Ph.D., American University, 1990
Comparative politics, Middle Eastern politics, political elites

Keith J. Bybee
Professor, Political Science
Vice Dean (Law)
Paul E. and Hon. Joanne F. Alper ’72 Judiciary Studies Professor (Law)
Director, Institute for the Study of the Judiciary, Politics, and the Media
Ph.D., University of California, San Diego, 1995
Public law, the judicial process, the politics of race, legal theory, and political philosophy

Horace G. Campbell
Professor, Political Science and African American Studies
Ph.D., Sussex University, 1979
Comparative politics of Africa and the Caribbean, African international relations, armaments culture, pan Africanism, peace studies, political economy

Matthew R. Cleary
Associate Professor, Political Science
Chair, International Relations Program (Undergraduate)
Robert D. McClure Professor of Teaching Excellence
Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2004
Latin American politics, political institutions, democratization, and ethnic politics

Elizabeth F. Cohen
Associate Professor, Political Science
Ph.D., Yale University, 2003
Contemporary and modern political theory, history of political thought, immigration and citizenship

Gavan Duffy
Associate Professor, Political Science
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1987
Political methodology, political conflict, international relations

Colin Elman
Professor, Political Science
Director, Center for Qualitative and Multi-Method Inquiry
Director, Qualitative Data Repository
Ph.D., Columbia University, 1999
International relations, national security, qualitative methods

Miriam F. Elman
Associate Professor, Political Science
Ph.D., Columbia University, 1996
International relations, international and national security, Middle East, Israel studies, Israeli-Palestinian conflict, BDS & anti-Semitism, academic freedom and free speech

Margarita Estevez-Abe
Associate Professor, Political Science
Ph.D., Harvard University, 1999
Political economy, Japan, gender

Christopher Faricy
Associate Professor, Political Science
Ph.D., The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2010
American politics, social policy, income inequality, tax policy, public opinion on government spending, budgetary politics, political economy, and political parties

Shana Kushner Gadarian
Associate Professor, Political Science
Ph.D., Princeton University, 2008
American politics, political psychology, political communication, public opinion, experimental methods

Dimitar Gueorguiev
Assistant Professor, Political Science
Ph.D., University of California at San Diego, 2014
Comparative political economy, authoritarian institutions, governance, survey methods

Margaret Hermann
Professor, Political Science
Director, Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs
Gerald B. and Daphna Cramer Professor of Global Affairs
Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1965
Political leadership, foreign policy decision making, crisis management, influence of non-state actors on foreign policy, comparative foreign policy

Seth Jolly
Associate Professor, Political Science
Director of Graduate Studies, Political Science
Ph.D., Duke University, 2006
European politics, political parties, nationalism, European Union

Thomas M. Keck
Professor, Political Science
Michael O. Sawyer Chair of Constitutional Law and Politics
Ph.D., Rutgers University, 1999
U.S. Supreme Court, constitutional courts, legal mobilization, freedom of speech, LGBT rights

Audie Klotz
Professor, Political Science
Ph.D., Cornell University, 1991
International relations, qualitative methods, global and comparative immigration policy, global governance and transnational activism

W. Henry Lambright
Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs and Political Science
Ph.D., Columbia University, 1966
Science and technology policy, environmental policy and administration

Daniel McDowell
Assistant Professor, Political Science
Ph.D., University of Virginia, 2012
International political economy, international finance, international monetary system, IMF

Glyn Morgan
Associate Professor, Political Science
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2001
Political theory, European Union

Sarah Pralle
Associate Professor, Political Science
Director of Undergraduate Studies, Political Science
Research Associate, Center for Environmental Policy and Administration
Ph.D., University of Washington, 2001
U.S. public policy, agenda setting and policy change, environmental politics and policy, climate change and energy, interest groups and social movements

Grant Reeher
Professor, Political Science
Director, Campbell Public Affairs Institute
Ph.D., Yale University, 1992
American politics, political representation and legislature behavior, health-care policy, citizenship and democracy, public engagement, gun politics and policy

Mark Rupert
Professor, Political Science
Chapple Family Professor of Citizenship and Democracy
Ph.D., Claremont Graduate School, 1987
International relations, political economy, politics of globalization, right-wing populism politics of globalization

Anoop Sadanandan
Assistant Professor, Political Science
Ph.D., Duke University, 2011
Political economy and comparative politics

Yüksel Sezgin
Associate Professor, Political Science
Ph.D., University of Washington, 2007
Legal pluralism, informal justice systems, comparative religious law (Islamic, Jewish and Hindu), and human and women’s rights in the context of the Middle East, South Asia, and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Brian Taylor
Professor and Chair, Political Science
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1998
Comparative politics, Russian politics

Laurence Thomas
Professor, Political Science and Philosophy
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 1976
Political theory, foundations of moral character

Margaret Susan Thompson
Associate Professor, History and Political Science
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1979
Modern American history, government and politics, religion, women's history

Danielle Thomsen
Assistant Professor, Political Science
Ph.D., Cornell University, 2014
American politics, Congress, gender and politics

Emily Thorson
Assistant Professor, Political Science
Campbell Senior Research Associate
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 2013
American politics, misinformation and misperceptions, experimental methodology, political psychology, media and politics

Simon Weschle
Assistant Professor, Political Science
Ph.D., Duke University, 2015
Comparative political economy, democratic accountability and representation, quantitative methods

Steven White
Assistant Professor, Political Science
Campbell Senior Research Associate
Ph.D., Columbia University, 2014
American politics, American political development, race and politics


Affiliated Faculty

Hossein Bashiriyeh
Lecturer, Political Science
Ph.D., Political Theory, University of Liverpool, England, 1982
Political sociology of the Middle East

Kenneth Baynes
Professor, Philosophy Department
Courtesy Appointment, Political Science
Ph.D., Boston University, 1987
Social and political philosophy, German philosophy

Frederick Carriere
Research Professor, Political Science
PCI Senior Fellow, Korean Peninsula Affairs Center
M.A., Cornell University, 1976
Foreign Relations – Korea (North & South), Geopolitics – Northeast Asia, Track II Diplomacy, culture & history of the Korean Peninsula

Francine D’Amico
Associate Professor, International Relations
Director of Undergraduate Studies in International Relations
Affiliated Faculty Member, Department of Political Science, Maxwell School
Affiliated Faculty Member, Department of Women’s & Gender Studies
Ph.D., Cornell University, 1989
International law and organizations, global governance, United Nations, human rights/LGBTIQ global issues, international security and diplomacy, race/gender/sexual identity & the US military, Latin America, and the Caribbean

Renée de Nevers
Associate Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs
Associate Professor, Political Science, Courtesy Appointment
Ph.D., Columbia University, 1992
International security, international relations, private military and security companies

Kwame Dixon
Assistant Professor, African American Studies
Courtesy Appointment, Political Science
Ph.D., Clark-Atlanta University, 1996
Latin America and the Caribbean, Afro-politics and democracy in Latin America and the Caribbean, human rights and civil society, social movements, racialization and identity

Petra Hejnova
Assistant Professor, Political Science, Courtesy Appointment
Director of Curriculum and Academic Services, SU Abroad
Ph.D., Syracuse University, 2012
Comparative politics, women and politics, politics of Central and Eastern Europe, social movements

Terrell A. Northrup
Assistant Professor, International Relations
Ph.D., Syracuse University, 1987
Information technology policy; international relations; the politics of gender, race, and ethnic identity

S. N. Sangmpam
Professor, African American Studies
Courtesy Appointment, Political Science
Ph.D., University of Chicago
Theoretic comparative politics, empirically oriented social/political theory, Third World politics and political economy, African politics, international politics, and African American politics

Jennifer Stromer-Galley
Associate Professor, Political Science, Courtesy Appointment
PhD. University of Pennsylvania, 2002
Digital politics, e-government, online deliberation, influence and leadership in social media, decision-making and behavior in games.

Rick Trunfio
Adjunct Professor
Temple University School of Law

Corri Zoli
Research Assistant Professor, Political Science
Director of Research, Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism
Ph.D., Syracuse University, 2004
National and international security and humanitarian issues, gender and identity, culture, and diversity, critical theory, and globalization, U.S. military veterans


Emeriti Faculty

Kristi Andersen
Professor Emeritus, Political Science
Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor for Teaching Excellence
Maxwell Professor of Teaching Excellence
Chapple Family Professor of Citizenship and Democracy Emeritus
Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1976
American politics, political parties, public opinion, women and politics, immigration

Michael Barkun
Professor Emeritus, Political Science
Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1965
Millenarian and utopian movements, radical right, terrorism

Goodwin Cooke
Professor of Practice Emeritus, International Relations
B.A., Harvard University, 1953
Former U.S. foreign service officer, experience in Asia, Europe, Canada, and Africa; ambassador to Central African Republic

Robert D. McClure
Professor Emeritus, Political Science and Public Affairs
Chapple Family Professor of Citizenship and Democracy
Maxwell Professor of Teaching Excellence
Ph.D., Indiana University, 1969
American politics, leadership, mass communication

Jeffrey M. Stonecash
Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Political Science
Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1975
Political parties, realignment of their electoral bases, and the impact of changing alignments on the nature of policy debates

Stuart Thorson
Professor Emeritus, Political Science and International Relations
Donald P. and Margaret Curry Gregg Professor Emeritus
Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1972
Information technology policy, international relations, political theory and methodology