2013-14 General Catalog

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Program Description | Course Descriptions

Faculty and Professional Interests


Michael K. Brown, Emeritus

J. Peter Euben, Emeritus

Kent Eaton
Comparative politics, international relations, political economy, public policy, territorial conflict, federalism, decentralization, party and electoral systems, Latin America, the Philippines

Isebill V. Gruhn, Emerita

Bruce D. Larkin, Emeritus

Ronnie D. Lipschutz
International relations; global political economy; globalization; foreign policy; resource/environmental politics; global political networks; global civil society and social movements; popular culture and politics; technology and society; risk society, state transformation and global governmentality

John A. Marcum, Emeritus

Michael E. Urban, Emeritus

Daniel J. Wirls
American politics, including national political institutions (Congress) and the President; public policy (military and foreign policy) and political history

Associate Professor

Eva C. Bertram
American politics, public policy, political economy, and political history, including social policy and the welfare state , and the changing character of work and labor markets in the United States.

Dean Mathiowetz
Political theory, philosophy of language, classical and critical political economy

Eleonora Pasotti
Comparative urban politics, democratization, public policy, sub-national political economy and party politics

Benjamin Read
Comparative politics with special interest in the politics of China; theories of associations and social networks; communist and post-communist states; political participation and collective action

Vanita Seth
Early modern and modern political theory, feminist theory, cultural history, race politics, postcolonial theory

David J. Thomas, Emeritus

Megan Thomas
Political theory, especially of the 19th century; nationalist thought; Orientalism; comparative colonialism; Southeast Asia

George E. Von der Muhll, Emeritus

Assistant Professor

Lamis Abdelaaty
International relations, human rights and humanitarianism, asylum and migration, international organizations, Middle East politics

Mark Fathi Massoud
Law and society; human rights; international law and development, with a special interest in Sudan; field research, with an emphasis on qualitative and ethnographic methods

Roger Schoenman
Post-socialism, political economy, comparative capitalism, politics of pipelines, politics of memory, political networks, politics and money, Balkan and East European politics, Central Asian transitions

Melanie Springer
American politics, including national political institutions (Congress) and political parties; voting and elections; electoral reform; federalism; state politics and policymaking; and political history

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Edmund Burke III, Emeritus (History)
Barbara Epstein, Emerita (History of Consciousness)
Jonathan A. Fox (Latin American and Latino Studies)
Walter L. Goldfrank, Emeritus (Sociology)
David E. Goodman, Emeritus (Environmental Studies)
Paul M. Lubeck, Emeritus (Sociology)
Robert L. Meister (Professor, Professor of Political and Social Thought and History of Consciousness)
Hector Perla (Latin American and Latino Studies)
Daniel M. Press (Environmental Studies)
Craig Reinarman (Sociology)
Alan Richards, Emeritus (Environmental Studies)
Andrew Szasz (Environmental Studies)
David Wellman, Emeritus (Community Studies)
Donald A. Wittman (Economics)

Revised: 09/01/13