Department chair: Aparna Thomas | Contact info
Associate Professor of Politics and Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies
Teaches courses in international relations, comparative government, and gender, sexuality and women’s studies. She teaches advanced courses related to women in politics, strategies to alleviate poverty, and comparative health care systems. She currently serves as Cornell's faculty advisor to the India studies program sponsored by the Associated Colleges of the Midwest. She also leads a women in politics course in India every other year. Ph.D., political science, Western Michigan University.
Professor of Politics
Teaches courses in international relations and comparative politics. Within international relations he focuses on state power vis-à-vis other states, the international system of states, and international political economy. His comparative politics courses deal with the themes of democratization, development, and human rights both globally and with special emphasis on Latin America and Europe. Ph.D., political science, University of California, Los Angeles.
Visiting Assistant Professor of Politics
Teaches courses in American politics, campaigns and elections, politics and media, and constitutional law. His recent research work focuses on how the demographics and ideological commitments of Supreme Court law clerks affect their justices’ votes on cases before the court. Ph.D., political science, University of Alabama.
Professor Emeritus of Politics
B.S., M.A., Iowa State University; Ph.D., University of California at Davis.