Faculty Areas of Expertise
International and Comparative Politics
European politics, international law, human security, civic engagement, arts-based research methods.
Latin American politics, resource extraction, protests and social movements, Chinese investments, peacekeeping effectiveness.
American foreign policy, international conflict, military and security affairs.
South Asian politics, Bangladeshi politics, religion and politics, political Islam, violent extremism, madrasas.
Middle East politics, democratization, social movements
Transnational social movements and activism, human rights, United Nations, global governance.
East Asian politics, Cross-Strait relations, empirical research methodology.
American Politics and Law
Criminal Law/Procedure, evidence.
Elections, globalization, popular culture, political culture.
American politics, judicial politics, U.S. Supreme Court, constitutional law.
Constitutional law, legal profession, paralegals.
Candidate rhetoric, voting, elections.
Carl L. Palmer
Political psychology, public opinion, experimental methods, social stereotypes, Micronesian politics.
American government, state and local politics, political leadership, food politics.
State and local government, urban politics and policy, environmental politics.
L. J. Zigerell
Racial discrimination, Supreme Court nominations, political bias in research.
Democratic theory, radical democracy, violence, biopolitics, American political thought, Walter Benjamin, Carl Schmitt, William Wordsworth, Mark Twain, Vilfredo Pareto.
Gender and elections, political comedy, mass shootings and school violence.