A selection of research publications appears on each faculty member’s page. In addition, a full list can be viewed by clicking on their respective Curriculum Vitae.

American Politics

Dennis Hale
American Political Thought; The Founding; Modern States; Citizenship; Law and Politics; Local Government

Michael Hartney
Education Politics and Policy; State and local government; Policy process and analysis; Interest groups

David Hopkins
Political Parties and Elections; U.S. Congress; Political Behavior; Research Methods

Ken I. Kersch
American Political and Constitutional Development; American Political Thought; Politics of Courts

Masha Krupenkin
Partisan Polarization; Political Participation; Text as Data

Marc Landy - Faculty Chair, The Irish Institute
U.S. Presidency; Federalism; Comparative Federalism; Environmental Regulation

R. Shep Melnick - Thomas P. O'Neill, Jr. Professor of American Politics
Courts; Public Policy

Kay L. Schlozman - J. Joseph Moakley Professor
Citizen Politics; Political Parties and Elections; Interest Groups

Peter Skerry
Racial and Ethnic Politics; Immigration Policy

Comparative Politics

Kathleen Bailey
Central Asian Politics; Russian Politics; Balkans

Ali Banuazizi
Middle Eastern Politics; Political Culture; Religion and Politics

Paul Christensen
Russian Politics; Social Movements; Globalization

Gerald M. Easter - Department Chair
Russian Politics; Eastern Europe; Modern State; Ethnonationalism; Post-Communist Transitions

Kenji Hayao
Japanese Politics; Political Leadership

Lauren Honig
African Politics; State-building; Natural Resource Governance; Political Economy of Development

Jonathan Laurence
Western European Politics

Thibaud Marcesse
Comparative Politics; Institutions and Institutional Change; Development Studies; South Asian Politics

International Politics

Timothy W. Crawford
International Relations Theory; International Security; U.S. Foreign Policy; United Nations

David A. Deese
International, comparative, and US politics of energy, social systems, and climate change; Instability of the global economic and financial systems; Theory of domestic and international political leadership; International institutional design: monitoring and enforcing international treaty systems; Energy, resources, security and U.S. foreign policy; Political economy of autocratic states

Jennifer L. Erickson
Globalization and National Security; European Union in World Affairs; Introduction to International Studies

Jonathan Kirshner
International Relations; Political Economy; Politics and Film

Peter Krause
International security; Middle East politics; Terrorism and political violence; Nationalism, rebels, and revolution

Lindsey O'Rourke
International Relations Theory; U.S. Foreign Policy; International Security; Military Strategy

Robert S. Ross
Sino-American Relations; Chinese Politics

Political Philosophy

Robert Bartlett - Behrakis Professor of Hellenic Political Studies
Classical Political Philosophy

Alice Behnegar
Western Intellectual History; Foundations and Issues of the Modern Liberal Democratic Nation-State;  American Political Thought; Politics and Religion; Law; Politics and Literature

Nasser Behnegar
Early, Modern, and Contemporary Political Theory; American Political Thought; Comparative Ideologies

David M. DiPasquale
Medieval and Modern Islamic Political Thought; Political Philosophy of Alfarabi, Avicenna, and Averroes; Transmission of Greek Science to the Muslim World; Islam and the West

Robert K. Faulkner
Early Modern Political Philosophy; American Political and Legal Thought; Liberalism

Ryan Hanley
17th and 18th c. British moral and political thought (esp. Adam Smith); 17th and 18th c. French moral and political thought (esp. Fénelon)

Christopher J. Kelly
Rousseau; 18th-century Political Philosophy

Susan Meld Shell
Modern Political Theory and German Idealism; Kant; Hegel; Nietzsche; Heidegger

Paul Wilford
German Idealism (especially Kant and Hegel); Ancient Greek Philosophy (especially Aristotle); Philosophy of History