Below are the faculty of Politics, Philosophy, and Public Affairs.
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Jane Compson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Religious Studies
Areas of expertise: Applied ethics, Buddhist thought, contemplative practices and pedagogy
Rob Crawford, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Cultural Studies
Areas of expertise: Health, human rights
Michael Forman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Political Theory
Areas of expertise: Political theory, human rights
Durga P. Gautam, Ph.D.
Lecturer in Economics
Areas of expertise: International factor movements and trade, institutions, economic development
Sarah Hampson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Public Law
Areas of expertise: Public law; work and family policy; race, gender, and ethnicity in politics
Mary Hanneman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of East Asian History
Areas of expertise: Japanese history, East Asian history, comparative nationalism, national identity
Turan Kayaoglu, Ph.D.
Professor of International Relations
Areas of expertise: International relations theory, human rights, American Islam and politics, interfaith relations and dialogue
Will McGuire, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Economics
Areas of expertise: International trade, development economics, Chinese economy
Benjamin Meiches, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor in Global Politics
Areas of expertise: Global politics, armed conflict, genocide, international law
David Morris, Ph.D.
Emeritus Professor of American Literature
Emily Thuma, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Politics and Law
Areas of expertise: Socio-legal history; feminist and queer politics; prisons and policing; social movements; intersections of race, gender, and violence
Etga Ugur, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Comparative Politics
Areas of expertise: Religion and politics in the Middle East, Islamic movements, religion and civil society, comparative politics
Charles Williams, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Politics
Areas of expertise: U.S. labor history and politics, alternative economic development
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