Faculty

 

 Name & Contact Information Subfield(s) Research Interests
Lisa A. Beard Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow 2214 Watkins Hall email: lbeard@ucr.edu Political Theory The Politics of Race, Gender, and Sexuality in the United States, Political Thought
Daniel Biggers Assistant Professor 2231 Watkins Hall (951) 827-5797 email: Daniel.biggers@ucr.edu American Politics, Mass Political Behavior Political Behavior, Voting and Participation, State Politics, Direct Democracy, Election Reform
Benjamin G. Bishin Professor 2221 Watkins Hall (951) 827-4637   e-mail: ben.bishin@ucr.edu American Politics, Mass Political Behavior Representation, elections, political behavior, public opinion, Cuban American politics, Congress
Shaun Bowler Distinguished Professor and Interim Dean of CHASS 2225 Watkins Hall (951) 827-5595 e-mail: shaun.bowler@ucr.edu Comparative Politics, Mass Political Behavior Electoral systems, voting behavior, U.S. and Europe
Marissa Brookes Assistant Professor 2223 Watkins Hall (951) 827-5510 email: marissa.brookes@ucr.edu International Relations, Comparative Politics Political economy, labor and capital, globalization
Miguel Carreras Assistant Professor 2232 Watkins Hall (951) 827-5601 email: miguel.carreras@ucr.edu Latin American Politics, Comparative Political Behavior Elections, Political Parties, Party Systems
Yasemin Irepoglu Carreras Assistant Professor of Teaching, Political Science (951) 827-3833 email: ycarre@ucr.edu Comparative Politics, International Relations Western European Politics, Comparative Federalism, Governance, Inequality, International Organizations and Foreign Policy
John Cioffi Associate Professor2216 Watkins Hall (951) 827-7269 e-mail: cioffi@citrus.ucr.edu Comparative Politics Public law, political economy, regulation, U.S. and Europe
Loren Collingwood Assistant Professor 2229 Watkins Hall e-mail: loren.collingwood@ucr.edu Comparative Politics American politics, methods, race and ethnic politics
Paul D’AnierProfessor, Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor 2224 Watkins Hall (951) 827-6390 e-mail: elaine.winn@ucr.edu  Comparative Politics, International Relations  East European and Post-Soviet Politics
Kevin M. Esterling Professor & Associate Dean of the Graduate Division 2228 Watkins Hall (951) 827-3833 e-mail: kevin.esterling@ucr.edu American Politics Political information, lobbying, public policy, deliberation experiments, statistical estimation of treatment effects
Farah Godrej Associate Professor 2213 Watkins Hall (951) 827-4693 e-mail: farah.godrej@ucr.edu Political Theory Comparative political philosophy, feminist thought, globalization
Jana Grittersova  Assistant Professor 2230 Watkins Hall (951) 827-5597 e-mail: jana.grittersova@ucr.edu  International Relations, Comparative Politics  Political Economy, International Finance, Emerging Markets, Europe
Noel P. Johnston  Assistant Professor Watkins Hall (951) 827-5597 e-mail:noel.pereyra-johnston@ucr.edu  International Relations International Institutions, Globalization, Development, and the Politics of International Property Rights
Indridi Indridason  Associate Professor & Director of Graduate Admissions 2227 Watkins Hall (509) 207-4431 indridi.indridason@ucr.edu Comparative Politics, Formal Theory Comparative Political Institutions, Elections and Electoral Behavior, Coalition Formation and the Organization of Coalition Cabinets
Kelechi A. Kalu Professor & Vice Provost for International Affairs 3125 Hinderaker Hall (951) 827-5054 email: kelechi.kalu@ucr.edu International Politics African Political Economy, U.S.-Africa Relations
John Christian Laursen Professor 2224 Watkins Hall (951) 827-6390 e-mail: johnl@ucr.edu Political Theory History of political thought, skepticism, liberalism, cosmopolitanism, and freedom of the press
Bronwyn Anne Leebaw Associate Professor 2213 Watkins Hall (951) 827-7379 e-mail: bronwyn.leebaw@ucr.edu International Relations, Political Theory Human rights, humanitarian movements, transitional justice
Steven Liao Assistant Professor 2217 Watkins Hall (951) 827-5597 e-mail: steven.liao@ucr.edu International Relations Political economy, political methodology, migration, currency politics
Ronald O. Loveridge Director, CSSD & former Mayor of Riverside 2217 Watkins Hall (951) 827-4548 e-mail: ronald.loveridge@ucr.edu American Politics Urban politics, California politics, leadership, public policy
John N. Medearis Associate Professor and Chair 2226 Watkins Hall (951) 827-4345 e-mail: medearis@citrus.ucr.edu Political Theory Democratic theory, social movements, social science methodology
Jennifer Merolla Professor 222 Watkins Hall (951) 827-4612 e-mail: merolla@ucr.edu American Politics, Mass Political Behavior Political Psychology, Public Opinion, Voting Behavior, Immigration and Race/Ethnicity, Women and Politics
Benjamin Newman Associate Professor of Public Policy & Political Science 4153 Interdisciplinary South (951) 827-2302 email: bnewman@ucr.edu American Politics, Mass Political Behavior, Public Policy Racial and Ethnic Politics, Class Income Inequality, Political Geography, Urban Politics and Policy, Research Methods
Francisco I. Pedraza Assistant Professor 4127 INTS (951) 827-5594 e-mail: francisco.pedraza@ucr.edu American Politics, Mass Political Behavior Civil-military relations, human rights, Latin America
David S. Pion-Berlin Professor 2215 Watkins Hall (951) 827-4606 e-mail: david.pion@ucr.edu Comparative Politics political participation, public opinion, immigration policy, survey methodology, intersection of politics and health
S. Karthick Ramakrishnan Professor & Associate Dean, School of Public Policy 2220 Watkins Hall(951) 827-5540 e-mail: karthick.ramakrishnan@ucr.edu American Politics, Mass Political Behavior Immigration and race/ethnicity, civic engagement, public policy
Melinda Ritchie Assistant Professor 2233 Watkins Hall (951) 827-5597 e-mail: melinda.ritchie@ucr.edu American Politics U.S. Congress, representation, bureaucratic Politics, public policy
Ajay Verghese Assistant Professor 2219 Watkins Hall (951) 827-4582 email: ajay.verghese@ucr.edu Comparative Politics South Asian Politics, Political History, Ethnicity, Political Violence, Secularism, and Methodology
Georgia Warnke Distinguished Professor & Director of the Center for Ideas & Society 2232 Watkins Hall (951) 827-1555 email: georgia.warnke@ucr.edu Political Theory Critical theory, hermeneutics, democratic theory and issues of race, sex and gender.
Nicholas Weller Assistant Professor 2220 Watkins Hall  email: nicholas.weller@.ucr.edu American Politics, Mass Political Behavior, International Relations Communication and political behavior, collective action problems, research methods