Faculty & Staff

  • Tom Burke portrait, 2012

    Tom Burke

    Professor of Political Science

    B.A., University of Minnesota (Minneapolis); M.A., Ph.D., University of California (Berkeley)

    Research focuses on the role of courts, rights, and litigation in public policy and politics.

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  • Christopher Candland

    Associate Professor of Political Science

    B.A., Haverford College; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University

    Focused on the political dimensions of human development, based on comparative and quantitative studies within Southern Asia. 

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  • Elizabeth Harmer Dionne

    Visiting Lecturer in Political Science

    B.A., Wellesley College; M.Phil., University of Cambridge (King's College); J.D., Stanford Law School

    Ms. Dionne focuses on American politics, particularly public law or the use of the judiciary to create, enact, and enforce public policy.

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  • Roxanne Euben

    Ralph Emerson and Alice Freeman Palmer Professor of Political Science

    B.A., Wesleyan University; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University

    Comparative political theorist, specializes in interactions between Islamic and Western thought.

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  • Stacie Goddard

    Jane Bishop '51 Associate Professor of Political Science

    A.B., University of Chicago; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University

    Researching issues of international security with a specific focus on legitimacy, rising powers, and territorial conflict.

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  • Laura Grattan

    Assistant Professor of Political Science

    B.A., College of William and Mary; M.A., Ph.D., Duke University

    Researches and teaches political theory, with a focus on grassroots organizing and the politics of race, ethnicity, and culture.

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  • Nadya Hajj

    Nadya S. Hajj

    Assistant Professor of Political Science

    B.A., University of Virginia; M.A., Ph.D., Emory University

    Research driven by this question: What are the origins of institutions among marginalized groups in anarchic systems? 

     

     

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  • Hahrie Han

    Hahrie Han

    Associate Professor of Political Science

    B.A., Harvard University; M.A., Ph.D., Stanford University

    Political Scientist interested in civic associations, civic engagement, engagement organizing, political activism, health and environmental politics, polarization, and elections.

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  • Bill Joseph

    William A. Joseph

    Professor of Political Science

    B.A., Cornell University; M.A., Ph.D., Stanford University

    Bill Joseph's major area of research interest is contemporary Chinese politics and ideology, particularly the radicalism of Mao Zedong and its impact on China's political and economic development.

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  • Marion R. Just

    Professor of Political Science

    B.A., Barnard College; M.A., Johns Hopkins University; Ph.D., Columbia University

    Research and teaching focuses on elections, politics, and the media.

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  • Joel Krieger

    Norma Wilentz Hess Professor of Political Science

    B.A., Yale College; Ph.D., Harvard University

    Joel Krieger is a scholar of comparative and international politics.

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  • Paul K. MacDonald

    Assistant Professor of Political Science

    B.A., University of California Berkeley; M.A., Ph.D., Columbia University

    My primary area of research and teaching in political science is international relations, with a focus on American foreign policy.

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  • Katharine H.S. Moon

    Edith Stix Wasserman Professor of Asian Studies; Professor of Political Science

    A.B., Smith College; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University

    Expert on the U.S.-Korea alliance and comparative social movements in East Asia  (democratization, women's movements, migrant workers, human rights); migration and identity politics; nationalisms in East Asia; gender in international relations; Korean-Americans and U.S. foreign policy; socio-political changes in North Korea.

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  • Craig Murphy

    Craig N. Murphy

    M. Margaret Ball Professor of International Relations; Professor of Political Science

    B.A., Grinnell College; M.A., Ph.D., University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill)

    The politics of globalization and inequality absorb me. I study them using archives, interviews, and direct observation of international development agencies.

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  • Robert L. Paarlberg

    Betty Freyhof Johnson ’44 Professor of Political Science

    B.A., Carleton College; Ph.D., Harvard University

    Researcher on food and agricultural policy, with a focus on farming technologies and poverty in the developing world.

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  • Nancy Scherer

    Associate Professor of Political Science

    B.A., Lafayette College; J.D., Emory University; Ph.D., University of Chicago

    Professor of American politics and constitutional law. Research focuses on the U.S. justice system.

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  • Lois Wasserspring

    Senior Lecturer in Political Science

    B.A., Cornell University; M.A., Princeton University

    Focused on the politics of development, inequality and democracy in Latin America.

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  • Miya Woolfalk

    Miya Woolfalk

    Assistant Professor of Political Science

    B.A., Stanford University; A.M., Ph.D., Harvard University

    Research on American political behavior, racial and ethnic politics, religion and politics, and social policy and inequality.

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Faculty Emeritus

  • Wilbur C. Rich

    William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Political Science, emeritus

    B.S.Tuskegee Institute, Ph.D. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

    Retired from teaching, but just released a new book entitled, The Post-Racial Society Is Here: Recognition, Critics and the Nation-State.

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