Core Faculty

Karen J. Alter | Professor and Director of Graduate Studies (also Law, Legal Studies and African Studies)

Karen J. Alter
  • Research Interest(s):  Multilateralism; International Law; International Courts; Politics of Human Rights, Law and Politics
  • Program Area(s):  Comparative Politics; Law and Politics; International Relations
  • Regional Specialization(s):  Africa; Europe; Latin America
  • Department Strength(s):  Law and Politics; Comparative Historical Analysis; International Organizations and International Law; International Theory
  • Phone: 847-491-4842
  • Office Location: Scott Hall 318
  • Office Hours: M 9:30-11:30
  • E-mail: kalter@northwestern.edu

Ana Arjona | Assistant Professor

Ana Arjona
  • Research Interest(s):  Conflict and Violence; Civil War; State Building; Local Governance; Drug Trafficking; Drug Policy; Philosophy of Social Sciences
  • Program Area(s):  Comparative Politics
  • Regional Specialization(s):  Latin America
  • Department Strength(s):  Conflict Studies
  • Phone: 847-467-4064
  • Office Location: Scott Hall 237
  • Office Hours: M 9:00-11:00
  • E-mail: ana.arjona@northwestern.edu

John Bullock, Starting Fall 2017 | Associate Professor

  • Program Area(s):  American Politics

Traci Burch | Associate Professor (also African American Studies and Legal Studies)

Traci Burch
  • Research Interest(s):  Political Participation, Political Inequality, Social Policy
  • Program Area(s):  American Politics; Law and Politics
  • Regional Specialization(s):  United States
  • Department Strength(s):  Public Opinion, Political Communication, and Political Participation; Race, Ethnicity and Politics; Law and Politics
  • Phone: 847-491-4848
  • Office Location: Scott Hall 202
  • Office Hours: Tu 9:00-11:00
  • E-mail: t-burch@northwestern.edu

Anthony S. Chen | Associate Professor (Also Sociology and the Institute for Policy Research)

Anthony S. Chen
  • Research Interest(s):  American Political Development
  • Program Area(s):  American Politics
  • Regional Specialization(s):  United States
  • Department Strength(s):  American Political Development; Comparative Historical Analysis; Race, Ethnicity and Politics; Political Parties
  • Phone: 847-467-0515
  • Office Location: 1808 Chicago Ave, Room 105
  • Office Hours: M & Th 2:00-5:00; Sign up below
  • E-mail: Anthony-chen@northwestern.edu

Jean Clipperton | Assistant Professor of Instruction (Also Sociology)

Jean Clipperton
  • Research Interest(s):  European Union; Comparative Law
  • Program Area(s):  Comparative Politics; Methods
  • Regional Specialization(s):  Europe
  • Office Location: Scott Hall, Room 307
  • Office Hours: Tu 12:30-1:30 & Th 10:00-11:00
  • E-mail: jean.clipperton@northwestern.edu

Mary G Dietz | John Evans Professor (Also Gender and Sexuality Studies)

Mary G Dietz
  • Research Interest(s):  History of Western Political Thought; Contemporary Political Theory; Democratic Theory; Feminist Theory; Interpretation of Texts
  • Program Area(s):  Political Theory
  • Department Strength(s):  Critical Theory; Feminist and Gender Studies
  • Office Location: Scott Hall 303
  • Office Hours: W 2:30-4:30
  • E-mail: m-dietz@northwestern.edu

Jaime Dominguez | Lecturer (Also WCAS Advising Office)

Jaime Dominguez
  • Research Interest(s):  Race and Ethnicity; Immigration; Urban Politics; Latino Politics; Chicago Politics
  • Program Area(s):  American Politics
  • Regional Specialization(s):  United States
  • Department Strength(s):  Race, Ethnicity and Politics
  • Phone: 847-491-8916
  • Office Location: 619 Emerson Road
  • Office Hours: F 12-2
  • E-mail: j-dominguez@northwestern.edu

James N. Druckman | Payson S. Wild Professor (Also Associate Director, Institute for Policy Research)

James N. Druckman
  • Research Interest(s):  Preference Formation; Political Communication; Experimental Methodology
  • Program Area(s):  Methods; American Politics
  • Regional Specialization(s):  United States
  • Department Strength(s):  Public Opinion, Political Communication, and Political Participation; Experimental Methods; Political Parties
  • Phone: 847-491-2646
  • Office Location: Scott Hall 211
  • Office Hours: W 2:30-3:30 & 6:00-7:00
  • E-mail: druckman@northwestern.edu

Loubna El Amine | Assistant Professor

Loubna El Amine
  • Research Interest(s):  Political Theory, Comparative Political Theory, Chinese Political Thought
  • Program Area(s):  Political Theory
  • Regional Specialization(s):  Asia
  • Office Location: Scott Hall, Room 240
  • Office Hours: TuTh 3:00-4:00
  • E-mail: loubna.elamine@northwestern.edu

James Farr | Professor (Also Director, Chicago Field Studies)

James Farr
  • Research Interest(s):  Early Modern Political Theory; Textual Hermeneutics; Marxism and Critical Theory; History of Political Science; Civic Engagement
  • Program Area(s):  Political Theory
  • Regional Specialization(s):  United States; Europe
  • Department Strength(s):  Critical Theory
  • Phone: 847-491-2643
  • Office Location: Scott Hall 102
  • Office Hours: Tu 2:00-4:00; By Appointment
  • E-mail: james-farr@northwestern.edu

Daniel J. Galvin | Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies

Daniel J. Galvin
  • Research Interest(s):  American presidency; political parties; labor politics; American political development
  • Program Area(s):  American Politics
  • Regional Specialization(s):  United States
  • Department Strength(s):  American Political Development; Political Parties; Comparative Historical Analysis
  • Phone: 847-491-2641
  • Office Location: Scott Hall 103
  • Office Hours: F 9:30-11:30
  • E-mail: galvin@northwestern.edu

Jordan Gans-Morse | Assistant Professor

Jordan Gans-Morse
  • Research Interest(s):  Property Rights; Rule of Law; Authoritarian Institutions; Informal Institutions; Predatory States; Corruption; Clientelism
  • Program Area(s):  Comparative Politics; Law and Politics
  • Regional Specialization(s):  Europe
  • Department Strength(s):  Law and Politics
  • Phone: 847-467-1154
  • Office Location: Scott Hall 203
  • Office Hours: ON LEAVE
  • E-mail: jordan.gans-morse@northwestern.edu

Edward L. Gibson | Professor and Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences (Also Latin American and Caribbean Studies)

Edward L. Gibson
  • Program Area(s):  Comparative Politics
  • Regional Specialization(s):  United States; Latin America
  • Department Strength(s):  American Political Development; Political Parties; Comparative Historical Analysis
  • Phone: 847-491-2629
  • Office Location: Scott Hall 236
  • Office Hours: by appt.
  • E-mail: egibson@northwestern.edu

Marina E. Henke | Assistant Professor

Marina E. Henke
  • Research Interest(s):  International Security Cooperation, Conflict Resolution, Peacekeeping, European Union Security And Defense Policy, Transatlantic Cooperation
  • Program Area(s):  International Relations
  • Regional Specialization(s):  Africa; Europe
  • Department Strength(s):  International Organizations and International Law; Conflict Studies
  • Phone: 847-467-4785
  • Office Location: Scott Hall 236
  • Office Hours: M 9:00-11:00
  • E-mail: marina.henke@northwestern.edu

Ian Hurd | Associate Professor (Also Legal Studies and Director, International Studies Program)

Ian Hurd
  • Research Interest(s):  International Relations, International Law, International Organizations, The United Nations, Research Methods, IR Theory, International Rule of Law
  • Program Area(s):  International Relations; Methods; Law and Politics
  • Department Strength(s):  International Theory; International Organizations and International Law; Law and Politics
  • Phone: 847-491-4847
  • Office Location: Scott Hall, Rm 306
  • Office Hours: W 12:00-2:00
  • E-mail: ianhurd@northwestern.edu

Elizabeth Shakman Hurd | Professor (Also Religious Studies and MENA Studies)

Elizabeth Shakman Hurd
  • Research Interest(s):  International Relations; Religion And Politics; Politics of Secularism; Law And Religion; Us Foreign Relations; Politics Of The Middle East; Methods In The Study Of Religion And Politics; Contemporary Religion
  • Program Area(s):  Methods; Law and Politics; International Relations
  • Regional Specialization(s):  Europe; United States; Middle East
  • Department Strength(s):  Critical Theory; International Theory
  • Phone: 847-467-5412
  • Office Location: Scott Hall 209
  • Office Hours: Tu 1:00-3:00
  • E-mail: eshurd@northwestern.edu

William Hurst | Associate Professor

William Hurst
  • Program Area(s):  Comparative Politics; Law and Politics
  • Regional Specialization(s):  Asia
  • Department Strength(s):  Comparative Historical Analysis; Law and Politics
  • Phone: 847-467-4694
  • Office Location: Scott Hall 312B
  • Office Hours: MW 11:00-12:00
  • E-mail: william.hurst@northwestern.edu

Richard Joseph | Professor (Also African Studies)

Richard Joseph
  • Research Interest(s):  African Politics, Democratization, Political Economy, International Security
  • Program Area(s):  International Relations; Comparative Politics; Law and Politics
  • Regional Specialization(s):  Africa
  • Department Strength(s):  Conflict Studies
  • Phone: 847-491-2595
  • Office Location: 218 Chambers Hall
  • Office Hours: By Appointment
  • E-mail: r-joseph@northwestern.edu

Daniel Krcmaric | Assistant Professor

Daniel Krcmaric
  • Research Interest(s):  Conflict and violence; civil war; international criminal justice; human rights
  • Program Area(s):  Comparative Politics; International Relations
  • Department Strength(s):  International Organizations and International Law; Conflict Studies
  • Phone: 847-491-4850
  • Office Location: Scott Hall 317
  • Office Hours: W 2:30-4:30
  • E-mail: daniel.krcmaric@northwestern.edu

Michael Loriaux | Professor

Michael Loriaux
  • Research Interest(s):  Critical Theory, European Unification, Post-Nationhood
  • Program Area(s):  Methods; International Relations; Comparative Politics
  • Regional Specialization(s):  Europe
  • Department Strength(s):  Critical Theory; International Theory
  • Phone: 847-491-2632
  • Office Location: Scott Hall 235
  • Office Hours: W 3:00-4:30
  • E-mail: m-loriaux@northwestern.edu

James Mahoney | Gordon Fulcher Professor in Decision-Making (Also Sociology and Latin American and Carribean Studies)

James Mahoney
  • Research Interest(s):  Comparative-Historical Analysis; Development; Qualitative Methods
  • Program Area(s):  Methods; Comparative Politics
  • Regional Specialization(s):  Latin America
  • Department Strength(s):  Comparative Historical Analysis; Experimental Methods
  • Phone: 847-491-2626
  • Office Location: Scott Hall 402
  • Office Hours: MW 3:30-4:30
  • E-mail: James-Mahoney@northwestern.edu

Mary McGrath | Assistant Professor; Faculty Fellow at the Institute for Policy Research

Mary McGrath
  • Program Area(s):  Methods
  • Phone: 847-467-6414
  • Office Location: Scott Hall, Room 241
  • Office Hours: W 4:00-6:00
  • E-mail: mary.mcgrath@northwestern.edu

Julie Lee Merseth | Assistant Professor

Julie Lee Merseth
  • Research Interest(s):  American politics; racial and ethnic politics; immigration and immigrant political incorporation; women and politics
  • Program Area(s):  American Politics
  • Regional Specialization(s):  United States
  • Department Strength(s):  Public Opinion, Political Communication, and Political Participation; Race, Ethnicity and Politics; Feminist and Gender Studies
  • Phone: 847-467-0276
  • Office Location: Scott Hall 314
  • Office Hours: W 10:00-12:00
  • E-mail: jmerseth@northwestern.edu

Sara Monoson | Professor and Chair (Also Classics and Philosophy)

Sara Monoson
  • Research Interest(s):  History of political theory (esp. ancient), democratic theory, politics in ancient Greece, classical receptions (esp. in American political discourse), urban politics, modern Greek politics
  • Program Area(s):  Political Theory
  • Phone: 847-467-2667
  • Office Location: Scott Hall Room 243
  • Office Hours: By appointment
  • E-mail: s-monoson@northwestern.edu

Stephen C. Nelson | Assistant Professor

Stephen C. Nelson
  • Research Interest(s):  International Relations
  • Program Area(s):  Comparative Politics; International Relations
  • Department Strength(s):  International Organizations and International Law
  • Phone: 847-491-2589
  • Office Location: Scott Hall 238
  • Office Hours: W 10:00-12:00
  • E-mail: stephen-nelson@northwestern.edu

Shmulik Nili, Starting Fall 2017 | Assistant Professor

Thomas Ogorzalek | Assistant Professor and Director of Honors

Thomas Ogorzalek
  • Research Interest(s):  American Politics, Urban Politics, Politics of Race and Ethnicity, American Political Development
  • Program Area(s):  American Politics
  • Regional Specialization(s):  United States
  • Department Strength(s):  Race, Ethnicity and Politics; Political Parties; American Political Development; Comparative Historical Analysis
  • Office Location: Scott Hall 404
  • Office Hours: Th 2:00-4:00
  • E-mail: thomas.ogorzalek@northwestern.edu

Benjamin I. Page | Gordon Scott Fulcher Professor of Decision Making

Benjamin I. Page
  • Program Area(s):  Law and Politics; American Politics; Methods; International Relations
  • Regional Specialization(s):  United States
  • Department Strength(s):  American Political Development; Public Opinion, Political Communication, and Political Participation; Law and Politics; Political Parties; Comparative Historical Analysis
  • Phone: 847-491-2638
  • Office Location: Scott Hall 308
  • Office Hours: W 2-3 & by appt.
  • E-mail: b-page@northwestern.edu

Wendy Pearlman | Associate Professor; Martin and Patricia Koldyke Outstanding Teaching Professor

Wendy Pearlman
  • Research Interest(s):  Comparative Politics of the Middle East, Social Movements, Conflict Processes, Emotions, The Political Effects of Emigration, and The Arab-Israeli Conflict
  • Program Area(s):  Comparative Politics
  • Regional Specialization(s):  Middle East
  • Department Strength(s):  Conflict Studies; Comparative Historical Analysis
  • Phone: 847-491-2259
  • Office Location: Scott Hall 204
  • Office Hours: Th 11:30-1:30
  • E-mail: pearlman@northwestern.edu

William Reno | Professor (Also Director, Program of African Studies)

William Reno
  • Research Interest(s):  Politics of Conflict, Behavior and Organization of Non-State Armed Groups, Politics of International intervention
  • Program Area(s):  Comparative Politics; International Relations
  • Regional Specialization(s):  Middle East; Asia; Africa
  • Department Strength(s):  Conflict Studies; Comparative Historical Analysis
  • Phone: 847-491-5794
  • Office Location: Scott Hall 106
  • Office Hours: Tu & W 12:00-1:30 & by appt.
  • E-mail: reno@northwestern.edu

Rachel Beatty Riedl | Associate Professor (Also African Studies)

Rachel Beatty Riedl
  • Research Interest(s):  Comparative Democratization; Political Party Systems and Democratic Institutions; Decentralization and Local Governance; Authoritarian Legacies; Religion and Politics
  • Program Area(s):  Comparative Politics
  • Regional Specialization(s):  Africa
  • Department Strength(s):  Political Parties; Comparative Historical Analysis
  • Phone: 847-467-2291
  • Office Location: Scott Hall 208
  • Office Hours: W 10:30-12:30
  • E-mail: r-riedl@northwestern.edu

Andrew Roberts | Associate Professor

Andrew Roberts
  • Research Interest(s):  Quality of Democracy; Political Institutions; Democratization; Social Policy
  • Program Area(s):  Comparative Politics
  • Regional Specialization(s):  Europe
  • Department Strength(s):  Feminist and Gender Studies; Political Parties; Public Opinion, Political Communication, and Political Participation
  • Phone: 847-491-2636
  • Office Location: Scott Hall 205
  • Office Hours: W 10:00-12:00
  • E-mail: aroberts@northwestern.edu

Reuel Rogers | Associate Professor (Also African American Studies and Latin American and Carribean Studies)

Reuel Rogers
  • Research Interest(s):  Race; Ethnicity; Political Behavior; Public Opinion; African-American Politics; Urban Politics; Immigration; and Group Identity Politics
  • Program Area(s):  American Politics
  • Regional Specialization(s):  United States
  • Department Strength(s):  Race, Ethnicity and Politics; Public Opinion, Political Communication, and Political Participation
  • Phone: 847-491-2644
  • Office Location: Scott Hall 315
  • Office Hours: Th 1:00-3:00
  • E-mail: r-rogers@northwestern.edu

Galya Ruffer | Senior Lecturer

Galya Ruffer
  • Research Interest(s):  Forced Migration and Refugee Studies, Citizenship, Comparative Constitutionalism, Testimony and International Criminal Justice; Conflict Studies
  • Program Area(s):  Comparative Politics; Law and Politics; Political Theory
  • Regional Specialization(s):  Africa; Europe; United States; Middle East
  • Department Strength(s):  Law and Politics
  • Phone: 847-491-3759
  • Office Location: 620 Library Place #303
  • Office Hours: Tu 2:00-4:00
  • E-mail: g-ruffer@northwestern.edu

Jason Seawright | Associate Professor

Jason Seawright
  • Research Interest(s):  Causal Inference; Multi-Method Research Design; Inequality and Political Representation; Political Parties; Political Behavior; Emotion and Politics
  • Program Area(s):  Comparative Politics; Methods
  • Regional Specialization(s):  Latin America
  • Department Strength(s):  Experimental Methods; Public Opinion, Political Communication, and Political Participation; Political Parties; Feminist and Gender Studies
  • Phone: 847-467-1148
  • Office Location: Scott Hall 104
  • Office Hours: M 10:00-12:00
  • E-mail: j-seawright@northwestern.edu

Wesley G Skogan | Professor (Also Legal Studies and the Institute for Policy Research)

Wesley G Skogan
  • Research Interest(s):  Crime Policy; Politics of Crime; Policing; Conflict Studies
  • Program Area(s):  American Politics; Law and Politics
  • Regional Specialization(s):  United States
  • Department Strength(s):  Law and Politics
  • Phone: 847-491-8731
  • Office Location: IPR 625 Haven
  • E-mail: skogan@northwestern.edu

Hendrik Spruyt | Norman Dwight Harris Professor of International Relations

Hendrik Spruyt
  • Research Interest(s):  Historical Sociology and International Relations; State Formation and Disintegration; International Systems and Regional Orders
  • Program Area(s):  International Relations; Comparative Politics
  • Regional Specialization(s):  Middle East; Europe
  • Department Strength(s):  Comparative Historical Analysis
  • Phone: 847-491-2648
  • Office Location: Scott Hall 316
  • Office Hours: W 10:00-12:00
  • E-mail: h-spruyt@northwestern.edu

Jacqueline Stevens | Professor (Also Legal Studies)

Jacqueline Stevens
  • Research Interest(s):  Political Theories of Membership; Deconstruction, Citizenship, Deportation; Rule of Law; Forensic Intelligence
  • Program Area(s):  Political Theory; Law and Politics
  • Regional Specialization(s):  United States; Middle East
  • Department Strength(s):  Feminist and Gender Studies; Critical Theory; International Theory
  • Phone: 847-467-2093
  • Office Location: Locy Hall, Room 300
  • Office Hours: W 10:00-12:00
  • E-mail: jacqueline-stevens@northwestern.edu

Larry Stuelpnagel | Associate Professor of Instruction (Also Medill School of Journalism)

Larry Stuelpnagel
  • Research Interest(s):  The impact of the press on the political process, Press coverage of issues of diversity and social injustice
  • Program Area(s):  American Politics
  • Regional Specialization(s):  United States
  • Phone: 847-491-3468
  • Office Location: McCormick Tribune Center, 4-135
  • Office Hours: Tu 10:15-12:15
  • E-mail: lls768@northwestern.edu

Kimberly Marion Suiseeya | Assistant Professor

Kimberly Marion Suiseeya
  • Research Interest(s):  Global environmental politics, environmental justice, environmental policy, indigenous rights, international development, ethnography, institutions
  • Program Area(s):  International Relations; Methods
  • Regional Specialization(s):  Asia
  • Phone: 847-491-8985
  • Office Location: Scott Hall, Room 202
  • Office Hours: M 1:00-3:00
  • E-mail: kimberly.suiseeya@northwestern.edu

Chloe Thurston | Assistant Professor

Chloe Thurston
  • Research Interest(s):  American Political Development; Social Policy; Historical Analysis
  • Program Area(s):  American Politics
  • Regional Specialization(s):  United States
  • Department Strength(s):  Feminist and Gender Studies; American Political Development; Comparative Historical Analysis; Race, Ethnicity and Politics
  • Phone: 847-467-4067
  • Office Location: Scott Hall 206
  • Office Hours: M 2:00-4:00
  • E-mail: thurston@northwestern.edu

Alvin Bernard Tillery, Jr. | Associate Professor and Associate Chair (Also African American Studies)

Alvin Bernard Tillery, Jr.
  • Research Interest(s):  American Political Development; Racial and Ethnic Poli tics; Media and Politics; History of Western Political Thought; Democratic Theory; Critical Race Theory
  • Program Area(s):  Methods; American Politics; Political Theory
  • Regional Specialization(s):  United States
  • Department Strength(s):  Public Opinion, Political Communication, and Political Participation; American Political Development; Feminist and Gender Studies; Race, Ethnicity and Politics; Critical Theory
  • Phone: 847-467-4697
  • Office Location: Scott Hall 302
  • Office Hours: M 10:00-11:30 & by appt.
  • E-mail: Alvin.Tillery@northwestern.edu

Martha Wilfahrt | Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow

Martha Wilfahrt
  • Research Interest(s):  Political economy of development; politics of public goods provision; decentralization and local governance; informal institutions
  • Program Area(s):  Comparative Politics
  • Regional Specialization(s):  Africa
  • Department Strength(s):  Comparative Historical Analysis
  • Office Hours: By Appointment
  • E-mail: martha.wilfahrt@northwestern.edu

Jeffrey A. Winters | Professor (Also Director, Equality Development and Globalization Studies [EDGS] Program)

Jeffrey A. Winters
  • Research Interest(s):  Oligarchs and Elites; Wealth Defense, Inequality, and Material Power; Liberal Democracy and Extreme Wealth Stratification; Post-Colonial States
  • Program Area(s):  Comparative Politics; American Politics
  • Regional Specialization(s):  United States; Asia
  • Department Strength(s):  Comparative Historical Analysis; American Political Development
  • Phone: 847-491-2630
  • Office Location: Scott Hall 403
  • E-mail: winters@northwestern.edu

Laurel Harbridge Yong | Associate Professor

Laurel Harbridge Yong
  • Research Interest(s):  United States Congress; Congressional Elections; Political Parties; Representation; and Public Policy
  • Program Area(s):  American Politics; Methods
  • Regional Specialization(s):  United States
  • Department Strength(s):  Experimental Methods; Political Parties
  • Phone: 847-467-1147
  • Office Location: Scott Hall 312A
  • Office Hours: M 2:00-4:00
  • E-mail: l-harbridge@northwestern.edu