Faculty

To access individual faculty member webpages, each of which includes a short biography and selected publications (some with links to the texts), please click on faculty names. 



Michael Albertus

Ph.D., Stanford, 2011
Major Areas of Interest:

- Politics of redistribution
- Democracy and dictatorship
- Clientelism
- Latin America

  Email: albertus@uchicago.edu
Website: http://home.uchicago.edu/~albertus
Phone: (773) 702-8056
Office: Pick 426 

Ruth Bloch Rubin

Ph.D., California, Berkeley, 2014

Major Areas of Interest:
- American political development
- Political parties
- U.S. Congress

 

Email: blochrubin@uchicago.edu
Phone:
Office: Pick 328


John Brehm
Ph.D., Michigan, 1990

Major Areas of Interest:
- Compliance
- Political psychology
- Public opinion

 

Email: jjbrehm@uchicago.edu
Website: http://home.uchicago.edu/~jjbrehm/
Phone (773) 702-8075
Office: Pick 318A


Austin Carson
Ph.D., Ohio State University, 2013

Major Areas of Interest:
- Politics of Secrecy/Publicity
- International Security
- International Relations Theory
- International Organizations

 

Email: acarson@uchicago.edu
Website: http://acarson.uchicago.edu
Phone: (773) 834-7916
Office: Pick 428


Cathy Cohen
Ph.D., Michigan, 1993

Major Areas of Interest:
- American politics
- African American politics
- Marginal groups
- Social movements

 

Email: cjcohen@uchicago.edu
Website: http://www.blackyouthproject.com/project/cathy-j-cohen/
Phone: (773) 702-8051
Office: Pick 522B


Chiara Cordelli
Ph.D., University College London, 2011

Major Areas of Interest:
- Contemporary political philosophy
- Distributive and social justice
- Egalitarianism

 

Email: cordelli@uchicago.edu
Website: https://chicago.academia.edu/ChiaraCordelli
Phone: (773) 834-8616
Office: Pick 528


Michael Dawson
   
Ph.D., Harvard, 1986

Major Areas of Interest:
- American politics
- Politics of race and ethnicity
- Democratic theory

 

Email: mc-dawson@uchicago.edu
Phone: (773) 702-8932
Office: Pick 419


Adom Getachew

Ph.D., Yale, 2015

Major Areas of Interest:
-History of political thought
-International law
-Theories of empire and race
-Black political thought and post-colonial political theory

 

Email: agetachew@uchicago.edu
Phone: (773) 834-8723
Office: Pick 513


Robert Gulotty
Ph.D., Stanford, 2014

Major Areas of Interest:
-
International Relations
- International Political Economy
- Political Methodology

 

Email: gulotty@uchicago.edu
Website: http://home.uchicago.edu/~gulotty/
Phone: (773) 702-5726
Office: Pick 326


Mark Hansen
   
Ph.D., Yale, 1987
Chair
Director of Undergraduate Studies

Major Areas of Interest:
- Legislative politics
- Interest group politics
- Rational choice models

 

Email: jhansen@uchicago.edu
Phone: (773) 702-5476
Office: Pick 316A


Gary Herrigel
Ph.D., MIT, 1990

Major Areas of Interest:
- Comparative Politics, with an emphasis on Europe, the United States, and Japan
- Social theory
- Economic sociology
- Economic geography

 

Email: g-herrigel@uchicago.edu
Website: https://herrigel.uchicago.edu
Phone: (773) 702-8067
Office: Pick 423


William Howell
Ph.D., Stanford, 2000

Major Areas of Interest:
- American politics
- Political institutions
- Foundations of presidential power
- Domestic politics of foreign policy making

 

Email: whowell@uchicago.edu
Website: http://harrisschool.uchicago.edu/faculty/web-pages/william-howell.asp
Phone: (312) 550-3767
Office: 1155 East 60th Street, Suite 146; Pick 417


Demetra Kasimis
Ph.D., Northwestern, 2010

Major areas of Interest:
- Political theory
- Classical Greek thought and its contemporary receptions
- Democratic theory
- Citizenship and migration

 

Email: demetrakasimis@uchicago.edu
Phone: (773) 834-8782
Office: Pick 511


Matthew Landauer
   
Ph.D., Harvard, 2012

Major areas of Interest:
-
Classical political thought
- Democratic theory
- Rhetoric and political discourse
- Knowledge and politics

 
 

Email: landauer@uchicago.edu
Phone: (773) 834-8706
Office: Pick 413


Benjamin Lessing
Ph.D., California, Berkeley, 2012

Major Areas of Interest:
- Comparative politics
- Latin America
- Methodology

 

Email: blessing@uchicago.edu
Website: https://sites.google.com/site/benlessing/
Phone:
(773) 702-3404
Office: Pick 517


Charles Lipson
Ph.D., Harvard, 1976

Major Areas of Interest:
- International relations
- International political economy
- Modern international history

 

Email: clipson@uchicago.edu
Website: http://www.charleslipson.com
Phone: (773) 702-8053
Office: Pick 418B


Patchen Markell
Ph.D., Harvard, 1999

Major Areas of Interest:
- Modern European political thought and philosophy
- 20-century American political thought and culture
- The political theory of Hannah Arendt
- Democratic theory
- Critiques of capitalism
- Classical political thought and its modern receptions

 

Email: pmarkell@uchicago.edu
Website: http://patchenmarkell.wordpress.com/
Phone: (773) 702-8057
Office: Pick 412


John P. McCormick
Ph.D., Chicago, 1995

Major Areas of Interest:
- Modern political thought
- Renaissance Italy
- 20th-century Germany
- Contemporary democratic theory
- European politics

 

Email: jpmccorm@uchicago.edu
Phone: (773) 834-4353
Office: Pick 422B


John Mearsheimer
Ph.D., Cornell, 1980

Major Areas of Interest:
- International relations theory
- International security
- Israeli-Palestinian conflict
- Nationalism
- Rise of China

 

Email: j-mearsheimer@uchicago.edu
Phone: (773) 702-8667
Office: Pick 416


Sankar Muthu
Ph.D., Harvard, 1998

Major Areas of Interest:
- Political theory
- History of political thought

 

Email: muthu@uchicago.edu
Phone: (773) 702-8059
Office: Pick 515


Monika Nalepa
Ph.D., Columbia, 2005

Major Areas of Interest:
- Post-communist politics
- Comparative political institutions
- Positive political theory
- Transitional justice

 

Email: mnalepa@uchicago.edu
Website: http://monikanalepa.weebly.com/
Phone: (773) 702-0234
Office: Pick 324A


Eric Oliver
Ph.D., California, Berkeley, 1997

Major Areas of Interest:
- Urban politics
- Political psychology
- Public opinion

 

Email: eoliver@uchicago.edu
Phone: (773) 702-9784
Office: Pick 518A


John Padgett
Ph.D., Michigan, 1978

Major Areas of Interest:
- American politics
- Organizational theory
- Mathematical models
- Co-evolution of states and markets

 

Email: jpadgett@uchicago.edu
Website: http://home.uchicago.edu/~jpadgett/
Phone: (773) 702-8077
Office: Pick 512


Robert Pape
Ph.D., Chicago, 1988

Major Areas of Interest:
- International relations theory
- National security affairs
- Causes of suicide terrorism
- Politics of unipolarity

 

Email: rpape@uchicago.edu
Phone: (773) 834-0770
Office: Pick 418A


John W. Patty
Ph.D., California Institute of Technology, 2001

Major Areas of Interest:
- Bureacracy
- Congress
- Executive Politics
- Game Theory
- Democratic Theory

 

Email: jwpatty@uchicago.edu
Website: johnwpatty.com
Phone: (773) 702-7699
Office: Pick 320A

 


Elizabeth Maggie Penn
Ph.D., California Institute of Technology, 2003

Major Areas of Interest:
- Formal political theory
- Social choice theory
- Democratic theory
- Intergroup dynamics
- Institutions

 

Email: epenn@uchicago.edu
Website: www.elizabethmpenn.com
Phone: (773) 702-7664
Office: Pick 322A


Jennifer Pitts
   
Ph.D., Harvard, 2000
Director of Graduate Studies

Major Areas of Interest:
- Political theory
- History of political thought
- Empire and international justice

 

Email: jpitts@uchicago.edu
Phone: (773) 702-8868
Office: Pick 518B


Paul Poast

Ph.D., Michigan 2011
Major Areas of Interest:
- International Relations
- Alliance Politics
- Political Economy of Security
- Methodology

 

Email: paulpoast@uchicago.edu
Website: www.paulpoast.com
Phone: (773) 834-8743
Office: Pick 426


Gerald Rosenberg
   
J.D., Michigan, 1983
Ph.D., Yale, 1985

Major Areas of Interest:
- American politics
- Public law
- Civil rights and civil liberties

 

Email: g-rosenberg@uchicago.edu
Phone: (773) 702-8061
Office: Pick 523


Bernard Silberman
Ph.D., Michigan, 1956

Major Areas of Interest:
- Japanese politics
- Bureaucracies and organizational politics

 

Email: appl@uchicago.edu
Phone: (773) 702-8066
Office: Pick 516


Dan Slater
Ph.D., Emory, 2005

Major Areas of Interest:
- Authoritarianism and democratization
- Contentious politics and state-building
- Comparative-historical methods
- Southeast Asian politics

 

Email: slater@uchicago.edu
Website: http://home.uchicago.edu/~slater/
Phone: (773) 702-2941
Office: Pick 411


Paul Staniland
Ph.D., MIT, 2010

Major Areas of Interest:
- Civil war
- Ethnic politics
- South Asia

 

Email: paul@uchicago.edu
Website: http://home.uchicago.edu/~paul
Phone: (773) 702-2370
Office: Pick 415


Nathan Tarcov
Ph.D., Harvard, 1975

Major Areas of Interest:
- History of political theory
- Education and family in political theory
- Principles of U.S. foreign policy

 

Email: n-tarcov@uchicago.edu
Phone: (773) 702-8064
Office: Foster 316


Lisa Wedeen
Ph.D., California, Berkeley, 1995

Major Areas of Interest:
- Comparative politics
- Middle East
- Political theory
- Feminist theory

 

Email: lwedeen@uchicago.edu
Phone: (773) 702-8065
Office: Pick 414


James Lindley Wilson
Ph.D., Princeton, 2011; J.D., Yale, 2007

Major Areas of Interest:
- Democratic theory
- Egalitarianism and theories of justice
- Global justice
- History of democratic thought
- Constitutional and election law

 
 

Email: jimw@uchicago.edu
Phone: (773) 702-8564
Office: Pick 521


Dali Yang
   
Ph.D., Princeton, 1993

Major Areas of Interest:
- Comparative politics
- Chinese politics
- Political economy.

 

Email: daliyang@uchicago.edu
Website: http://www.daliyang.org/
Phone: (773) 702-8054
Office: Pick 422A


Linda Zerilli
Ph.D., California, Berkeley, 1986

Other Appointments:
Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality
Major Areas of Interest:
- Political theory
- Feminist theory
- Gender and politics

 

Email: lmgzerilli@uchicago.edu
Website: https://chicago.academia.edu/LZerilli
Phone: (773) 702-0522
Office: Pick 522A


Associate Faculty

Elisabeth Clemens
Ph.D., Chicago, 1990

Other Appointments:
- Department of Sociology.
Major Areas of Interest:
- Organizational analysis
- Institutional theory
- American political development
- Social movements

 

Email: clemens@uchicago.edu
Phone: (773) 834-4746
Office: Social Sciences 319


Tom Ginsburg

Ph.D., California, Berkeley, 1999
J.D., California, Berkeley, 1997
Other Appointments:
- Law School
Major Areas of Interest:
- Comparative public law and legal institutions
- International law
- East and Southeast Asia

 

Email: tginsburg@uchicago.edu
Phone: (773) 834-3087
Office: LBQ 509


Roger Myerson
Ph.D., Harvard, 1983

Other Appointments:
- Department of Economics.
Major Areas of Interest:
- Game theory
- Economic models of voting and politics

 

Email: myerson@uchicago.edu
Phone: (773) 834-9071
Office: RO 205B


Martha Nussbaum
Ph.D., Harvard, 1975

Other Appointments:
- Law School;
- Department of Philosophy;
- Divinity School;
- Classical Language and Literature;
- Committee on South Asian Studies;
- Center for Comparative Constitutionalism.
Major Areas of Interest:
- Moral and political philosophy
- Global justice
- Feminism
- Emotions

 

Email: martha_nussbaum@uchicago.edu
Phone: (773) 702-8829
Office: Laird Bell Law Quadrangle 520


Moishe Postone
Dr.Phil., J.W. Goethe-Universit├Ąt, 1983

Other Appointments:
- Department of History
- Committee on Jewish Studies
Major Areas of Interest:
- Modern European intellectual history
- Social theory
- Critical theories of modernity
- 20th-century Germany
- Anti-semitism
- Contemporary global transformations

 

Email: mpostone@uchicago.edu
Phone: (773) 702-8560
Office: HM E481


Visiting Professors and Senior Lecturers

   
Patricia Conley, Lecturer

Ph.D., Chicago, 1994

Major Areas of Interest:
- American presidency
- Public opinion and elections
- American political development
- Methodology

 

Email: pconley@uchicago.edu
Phone: (773) 834-8095
Office: Pick 502


Emeritus / Emerita Faculty of the Department

Leonard Binder

Morton A. Kaplan

William Sewell
Ph.D., California, Berkeley, 1971

Major Areas of Interest:
- Social theory
- Comparative politics
- Culture and politics
- French history

 

Email: wsewell@uchicago.edu
Phone: (773) 702-0900
Office: Pick 519


Bernard Silberman

Ph.D., Michigan, 1956

Major Areas of Interest:
-Japanese politics
-Bureaucracies and organizational politics

  Email: appl@midway.uchicago.edu
Phone: (773) 702-8066
Office: Pick 516A

Duncan Snidal

Ph.D., Yale, 1981
Major Areas of Interest:
- International relations theory
- International cooperation
- International institutions including international organizations and law

 

 


Ronald Suny
Ph.D., Columbia, 1968

Major Areas of Interest:
- Comparative politics
- Russian and Soviet Politics and history
- Nationalities of the USSR and post-Soviet world
- Nationalism, ethnic conflict
- Revolution
- Emotions and politics

 

Email: rgsuny@uchicago.edu


Visitors and Affiliates

 
Jared Holley
 

 

Harper-Schmidt Fellow
Collegiate Assistant Professor, SSD
Ph.D., Cambridge 2013
Major Areas of Interest:
- History of political thought
- Contemporary political theory
- Political philosophy

 

Email: jdholley@uchicago.edu
Phone: (773) 834-8705
Office: Gates-Blake 441


Jeff Jackson
   

Harper-Schmidt Fellow
Collegiate Assistant Professor, SSD
Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles 2014
Major Areas of Interest:
-Contemporary Democratic Theory
-Continental Political Theory
-American Pragmatist Philosophy

  Email: jcjackson@uchicago.edu
Phone: (773) 702-0512
Office: Gates-Blake 332

John Kurt Jacobsen
   

Ph.D., Chicago, 1982
Major Areas of Interest:
- International relations
- Science, technology and politics
- Psychology and politics

 

Email: jkjacobs@uchicago.edu
Website: http://political-science.uchicago.edu/people/faculty/jacobsen.shtml
Phone: (773) 728-1299


Nina Valiquette Moreau
   

Harper-Schmidt Fellow
Collegiate Assistant Professor, SSD
Ph.D., McGill 2013
Major Areas of Interest:
- History of political thought
- Greek political thought

  Email: ninavmoreau@uchicago.edu
Phone: (773) 702-7993
Office: Gates-Blake 439