Faculty

Paul Apostolidis

Professor Apostolidis teaches courses in United States politics and political and social theory. He is the author of Breaks in the Chain: What Immigrant Workers Can Teach America About Democracy (University of Minnesota Press, 2010) and Stations of the Cross: Adorno and Christian Right Radio (Duke University Press, 2000), among other publications.

Susanne Beechey

Professor Beechey's major interests are in gender, race, class and sexuality in U. S. public policy. Her current research focuses on the concept of deservingness in social policies, including Social Security and welfare.

Shampa Biswas, Chair

Professor Biswas' research interests include issues of nationalism, globalization, global development, postcolonial theory and South Asian politics. She has published on sovereignty, postcolonial international relations, race in international relations, and the nation-state in the context of globalization.

Aaron Bobrow-Strain

Professor Bobrow-Strain teaches and writes about global food politics, the cultural politics of diet, the U.S.-Mexico border, and rural development in Latin America.  He is the author of White Bread: A Social History of the Store-Bought Loaf (Beacon, 2012) and Intimate Enemies: Landowners, Power, and Violence in Chiapas (Duke University Press, 2007).

Phil Brick

Professor Phil Brick's major interests are international relations, environmental policy, and East Asia. Among his publications is A Wolf in the Garden: The Land Rights Movement and the New Environmental Debate, which he published in 1996 along with co-editor, R. McGreggor Cawley.

Melisa Casumbal-Salazar

Prof. Melisa Casumbal-Salazar's major areas of interest are Southeast Asian social movements, indigenous politics, political violence, gender and transnational feminisms and the politics of embodiment. She is currently working on a book titled “Unintelligible Bodies: Gender, Time, and the Political in the Philippines.”

Jack Jackson

Professor Jackson's areas of interest are U.S. constitutional law, jurisprudence, and Western political

Timothy Kaufman-Osborn, Provost and Dean of Faculty

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Kristy King

Professor King specializes in the history of political thought with a particular focus on the natural law tradition, liberalism and Marxism. Her research focuses on the interdependent relationship between self-interest and other-regarding, social behavior in the liberal tradition of political thought.

Bruce Magnusson

Professor Magnusson's major teaching and research interests are in international, transnational, and comparative politics, with a particular focus on Africa. His research has been published in journals such as Comparative Politics and Comparative Studies in Society and History, as well as in edited volumes on comparative and African politics. He is active in the Global Studies and the Race and Ethnic Studies programs.

Jeanne Morefield

Professor Morefield's major interests include 19th-20th century British liberalism, democratic theory, and the historiography of sovereignty, international relations, and imperialism. She is the author of Covenants Without Swords: Idealist Liberalism and the Spirit of Empire (Princeton University Press; 2005.)