Associate Professor of Political Science
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Advising hours take place in walk-in or virtual Webex formats:
- Mondays: 10am – 3pm (virtual)
- Tuesdays: 12pm – 3pm (walk-in)
- Wednesdays: 10am – 1pm (virtual)
- Thursdays: 10am – 3pm (virtual)
- Fridays: none
Note: no office hours are held during university holidays or breaks.
If you are in the Columbian College of Arts & Sciences (CCAS) we have completed declaration forms. Please contact a political science department advisor during office hours to discuss the requirements. You will be sent a completed declaration form to sign and submit with CCAS.
If you are in another school, please complete your home school’s declaration form for a major in another school and send the completed form to a political science department advisor. The form should include all courses you have completed and intend to complete for the major or minor. We will return the signed form to you to send to your advisor in your home school.
Requirements to Register for PSC 2987
Students must meet all eligibility requirements to earn internship credit.
- Declared a PSC major.
- Hold at least junior standing.
- Obtain a confirmed internship position involving substantive political science research and work.
- Complete a PSC Internship Contract (PDF).
- Download and fill out a Registration Transaction Form - RTF (PDF).
- Submit the Internship Contract and RTF via email to Professor Susan Wiley for signature.
- Deliver the signed registration transaction for processing to CCAS Undergraduate Advising.
Requirements to Receive Credit
- Complete required hours. PSC 2987 is variable credit, semester-long course, and it is graded Pass/Fail.
- For 1 credit, intern a minimum of 8 hours per week and write an 8-10 page paper.
- For 2 credits, intern a minimum of 10 hours per week and write a 10-12 page paper.
- For 3 credits, intern 12-15 hours per week and write a 12-15 page paper.
- Communicate with Professor Susan Wiley by email at least once a month.
- Complete final paper. Papers are due the last day of classes of the semester in which the student is interning.
- Receive an evaluation. The internship supervisor must complete the Internship Supervisor Evaluation (PDF) for the student at the end of the semester and email or mail the evaluation to Professor Susan Wiley.
- Complete a student internship survey at the end of the semester.
South Korea, Japan, North Korea, state-society relations, law and society, media and politics, Northeast Asian security
Steven J. Balla
American Politics and Public Policy; Executive Branch Politics; Legislative Politics; Interest Group Politics; State Politics and Public Policy; Technology, Politics, and Public Policy; Quantitative Empirical Methods; Chinese Politics and Public Policy
Middle East; humanitarianism; international affairs; international organizations
American politics, judicial politics, and political methodology
American politics with a concentration on race, gender, ethnicity, and the legislative branch
Sarah A. Binder
Congress, American political development, political parties
Comparative political economy, development, Southeast Asia
Michael E. Brown
International security, conflict and conflict resolution, U.S. foreign and defense policy
Nathan J. Brown
Government and politics of the Middle East, democratization and constitutionalism, rule of law in the Arab world
Identity, ideas of enmity and conflict, origins of toleration and liberalism, early modern and modern political thought
International Trade, Labor Politics, American Political Development
Christopher J. Deering
American political system, Congress
Environmental Politics and Governance, Political Economy of Development
Bruce J. Dickson
Chinese domestic politics, East Asian politics, political change and democratization, general comparative politics, U.S.-China relations
Alexander B. Downes
International security, civilian victimization and civilian casualties in war, foreign-imposed regime change
Harvey B. Feigenbaum
Political economy of Western Europe, political economy of France
International organizations, organization theory, and ethics in international affair
Political economy of development; political violence; organized crime; political behavior; Latin American politics
Charles L. Glaser
The international system, state behavior, U.S. nuclear strategy and missile defense policy
Political theory, religion and politics, political theology, and conservative political thought
International organization, social theories of international politics, international security, cold war, arms control, and international ethics
Henry E. Hale
Ethnic politics, federalism, democratization, political parties, politics of Eurasia (esp. Russia, Ukraine, Central Asia)
American politics, political behavior, public opinion, state and local politics, public policy, inequality
American politics, political behavior, media and politics
Stephen B. Kaplan
Political economy of global markets and development, Latin American politics
Political economy of development and African politics; vote buying, clientelism, and violence during elections; political and institutional determinants of public goods provision, health, and welfare.
Eric D. Lawrence
Congress, public policy, methodology
James H. Lebovic
International relations, national and international security, and methodology
Janet I. Lewis
Political violence; ethnic conflict; state formation; Africa
International law and institutions, international conflict, human rights, courts, networks
Arab media and public opinion, Islamist movements, constructivism in international relations, public diplomacy
International security, terrorism, insurgency, civil war
Judicial politics, Congress, American national government
Latin American politics, U.S. policy towards Latin America
Democratization and the causes and consequences of autocratic elections, formal and quantitative methodology, and political economy.
Japanese politics and foreign policy, U.S.-Japan relations, East Asian security
Kimberly J. Morgan
Comparative politics, European politics
Processes of nation- and state-building, the politicization of cultural differences, immigrant and refugee integration policies, and institutional change
Lucia M. Rafanelli
Political theory; contemporary political theory; theories of human rights and global justice; collective agency and collective personhood
China's domestic politics; China's foreign relations; China's military and security; and international relations of Asia
Michael J. Sodaro
Comparative and International Politics of Europe and Russia
Robert P. Stoker
Public policy analysis, social policy
Political economy; business-government relations; post-Soviet politics; corruption; authoritarianism; clientelism
Emmanuel J. Teitelbaum
Comparative politics, South Asian politics, political economy of development, political economy of labor
Andrew I. Thompson
American politics, political psychology, public opinion, race and politics, experimental methods
Paul J. Wahlbeck
Judicial politics, constitutional law, methodology
American Politics, race and politics, political psychology, political behavior, voting behavior, experimental
and survey methods
American politics, representation, public opinion, state and local politics, environmental politics and policy, and statistical methodology
Susan L. Wiley
American political behavior and domestic public policy
Sharon L. Wolchik
Central and East European politics and policy making, comparative politics of Central/Eastern Europe
Christopher (Luke) Basham
U.S. Senate, Legislative Norms, Political Parties, and Public Opinion
Alexander R. Beck
Local and urban politics
Local politics, political psychology, survey research
Political psychology, public opinion, bureaucratic decision-making
How congressional control of the bureaucracy is influenced by discretionary bureaucratic enforcement
American Political Institutions
Local Politics, Public Opinion, Political Decision-making and Behavior
Judicial Politics, Political Institutions
Yat To Yeung
Political representation, political behavior, Asian American politics
Representation, Political Parties, Public Opinion, Local/Regional Governance
Nationalism, State-formation, Political Violence
The Middle East; international political economy; the impact of various economic and development policies on the trajectories of nationalist movements
Middle East politics, political violence, Islamist movements
Constitutional design, including specifically electoral formulas, district shape magnitude, strength of legislature and bicameralism, and minority recognition status
Migration; Nationalism; Ethnic Politics
Comparative political economy
Elections in authoritarian regimes, Russian and post-Soviet politics
Nationalism and Ethnicity, Political Integration, Former Soviet Union, EU, Political Theory
Transparency; Political Economy; Public Policy
Political Economy, Labor, State-Society Relations
Terrorism, counterterrorism, immigration
Caleb H. Schmotter
Identity, ethnicity, and power
Public provisioning for excluded minorities in post-colonial democracies, interpretivism, and interviews.
European integration and disintegration, construction of national identity and collective memory
Political violence, contentious politics
Parliamentary and party politics in authoritarianism
Political economy, Development, Inequality, Identity
Party Politics, Political Regimes, Ethnic Politics
Chinese foreign and domestic policy, international security in East Asia, U.S.-China relations
Racialization, Emotions, IR Theory
International security, alliance formation, terrorism
Gabriel C. Kelly
International Development, Alliances, Authoritarianism, Democratization
International Political Economy, Security Studies, Geopolitical Risk
International security, defense politics
International security, cybersecurity, international norms
Giacomo H. Mattei
International and Comparative Political Economy, Foreign Direct Investment, Business-State Relations
Strategic Assessment, Nuclear Strategy, Power Shifts
Security; Military Technology; Security Dynamics in Asia
Conflict, Gender, and Human Rights
International security, Violence during civil wars
International Security, Integration, Secession, State Formation, Nationalism
European integration and disintegration, construction of national identity and collective memory
Alexander L. Wright