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The faculty regularly publish in leading academic journals and presses; they’ve held internationally and nationally competitive fellowships and grants; they have regularly advised domestic and international agencies; and advance research while holding conferences in fields such as Conflict and Human Rights, Women and Politics and Nationalist and Ethno-Religious Dynamics.
Not only does the faculty at SPGS encourage students to understand the nation and world from an institutional perspective but they also emphasize research that links theory with real world issues and action through policy.
Fridkin's current research interests are negative campaigning, women and politics, and senate elections.
Hechter holds a doctorate from Columbia University and is an elected fellow in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Kenney is a Foundation Professor in the School of Politics and Global Studies and has been on the Arizona State University faculty since 1986. He is also an alumnus of the University of Iowa.
Calhoun’s work focuses on strengthening the ability of the social sciences, working together with the natural sciences and humanities, to address the most complex problems facing society today.
Brown is the director of ASU’s Melikian Center. His research has focused on the Western Balkans, exploring in particular insurgent organization, democratic activism, labor migration, and politics beyond nationalism.
Hero's research and teaching focus on American democracy and politics, especially through the analytical lenses of Latino Politics, Racial/Ethnic Politics, State and Urban Politics.
Iheduru joined the ASU faculty in fall 2004. He received his bachelor's (Honors) from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, his master's from the University of Akron, and his doctorate from the University of Connecticut.
Kittilson joined the ASU faculty in fall 2004. She studies gender politics, electoral behavior, electoral systems and political parties from a comparative perspective.
Lindquist joined ASU in 2016. She is recognized as an expert on the U.S. Supreme Court, constitutional law, administrative law, and empirical legal studies and award-winning educator.
Thies conducts research in the areas of statebuilding in the developing world, interstate and civil conflict, international trade, and international relations theory.
Thomas’s research and teaching focus on world cultural processes and their constitutive effects on authority, agency, and identity. He studies how these processes affect religions and how religions engage them.
Warner’s research and teaching areas are religion and politics, the military, and the political economy of corruption in the global political economy.
Doty joined the ASU faculty in 1990. She received her bachelor's and master's from ASU and doctorate from the University of Minnesota.
Herrera joined the ASU faculty in 1989. He received his bachelor's and master's from St. Mary's University and his doctorate from the University of California at Santa Barbara.
Hinojosa studies women's under-representation in Latin American politics. She authored "Selecting Women, Electing Women: Political Representation and Candidate Selection in Latin America" (Temple University Press 2012).
Hoekstra''s research and teaching interests focus on judicial politics, especially judicial decision making, the effect of Supreme Court decisions on public opinion, and diversity on constitutional courts.
Kirkpatrick researches American political thought, with an emphasis on social movements, law, and social change. Her other interests include law and society, morality and politics, and feminist theory.
Lewis is interested in the determinants and effects of public policies, and in the way people think about policy. Many of his publications examine local policies relating to urban development and community change.
Peskin joined ASU in 2006. His research and teaching interests lie at the intersection of international relations, comparative politics, and human rights.
Ramirez studies the role of democratic and non-democratic processes on political preference formation with a special emphasis on how these processes impact racial and ethnic minorities.
Challenging the conventional wisdom—that whatever else liberalism is, it is, beyond question, a type of individualism—is Professor Avital's task.
Wood’s research broadly focuses on political violence, conflict processes, and human rights.
Wright's primary research interests include state repression and human rights, and international conflict dynamics.
Buštíková's research focuses on party politics, voting behavior, clientelism, and state capacity, with special reference to Eastern Europe.
Hanson's research focuses on autocracies, with an emphasis on the former Soviet Union.
Lasala-Blanco's current work focuses on the development of civic skills among first-generation Latino immigrants in the U.S.
Mueller's primary research interest is in quantifying the drivers and consequences of the climate-migration nexus in the developing world.
Shair-Rosenfield received her master's (2009) and doctorate (2012) in political science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Sheriff's research focus on the distribution of benefits and costs of environmental, natural resource, and climate policy.
Thomson's research focuses on the political economy of authoritarianism and democratization.
A former political consultant, Steen's theoretical and empirical work on the American electoral process is complemented by her background in the rough-and-tumble world of political campaigns.
Gopal is a journalist and sociologist who has worked extensively in Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq.
Woodall's primary research interests are social media in the political science classroom and gender, the media, and negative campaigns.
Lennon's academic training is in political philosophy and international relations. Her studies focus on theories of political representation.
Schatzman's courses examine politics through a comparative lens and in a globalized world.
Sivak's interests include the politics of secession and self-determination, cultural globalization, and global cities.
Peter L. Bergen has written extensively about al-Qaeda, Afghanistan, Pakistan, counterterrorism, homeland security and the Middle East.
Kubiak is the senior fellow at the Center on the Future of War at Arizona State University. He is a retired Air Force colonel having served more than 26 years on active duty.
Pagel currently teaches national security policy at ASU and works as a consultant on criminal justice, corporate due diligence and national security matters.
Rondeaux is a senior fellow with the Center on the Future of War at ASU and an expert on security sector reform, governance, and electoral politics in conflict settings.
Rothenberg is the co-director of the Center on the Future of War, working on human rights, international law, and conflict.
Schmidle has a doctorate in philosophy from Georgetown University and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Defense Science Board.
Pout joined the School of Politics and Global Studies as an instructor in January 2016.
Ripley's major fields of study are international relations and comparative politics with an emphasis on U.S. foreign policy, international political economy, security studies, and Latin American politics.
Koehler's primary research interests include the role of identity in international politics, specifically for the region of East Asia.
Ball's research interests include political theory and environmental political theory; conceptual history; history of Western political thought, esp. 17th-19th c., and American political thought.
Crittenden is an emeritus professor of political science within the School of Politics and Global Studies.
Dantico's current teaching and research interests include urban government and politics, political action, minority politics, women and politics, and research methods.
Jones joined the Arizona State University faculty in 1981. Her current consulting focuses on state-level campaign finance and her research and teaching interests include money and politics and political scandals.
Simon came to ASU in 1975 to chair the Political Science Department. Subsequently, he served as director of The Center for Asian Studies. He holds a doctorate from the University of Minnesota.
Walker’s research interests focus on conflict management and resolution, foreign policy analysis, and political psychology.
Davis is a Founding Fellow at the Centre for the Resolution of Intractable Conflict at the University of Oxford.
Retiring from a 39-year career at ASU in 2009, Professor Watson continues teaching the occasional online course while residing on the Washington coast with his spouse, Dr. Mary Ann McHugh.