Faculty

Concentrations on theory, applications, political philosophy, and the behavior of power wielders

Faculty

by Subfield


American
Richard Bensel, the Gary S. Davis Professor of Government
American political development, political economy, political culture, and comparative state formation
Office: 312 White Hall
Phone: (607) 255-6763
rfb2@cornell.edu
Peter K. Enns, Assistant Professor
American politics and government: public opinion; representation; quantitative methods
Office: 205 White Hall
Phone: (607) 255-3574
pe52@cornell.edu
Michael Jones-Correa, Professor
Immigration, race and ethnic politics, urban politics, and political participation
Office: 305 White Hall
Phone: (607) 255-3170
mj64@cornell.edu
Adam Seth Levine, Assistant Professor
American politics, political behavior, political participation, campaigns and elections, public opinion, survey and experimental design
Office: 302 White Hall
Phone: (607) 255-3844
asl22@cornell.edu
Fredrik Logevall, John S. Knight Professor of International Studies, Dept of History & Member of the Graduate Field in Govt
U.S. foreign relations; history of U.S. diplomacy and foreign policy; international history of the Cold War and Vietnam War
Theodore J. Lowi, the John L. Senior Professor of American Politics
American government and politics. Public policy and administration
Office: 116 White Hall
Phone: (607) 255-6205
tjl7@cornell.edu
Suzanne Mettler, the Clinton Rossiter Professor of American Institutions
American politics; American political development, public policy, political behavior, gender and politics
Office: 217 White Hall
Phone: (607) 255-3307
sbm24@cornell.edu
Jamila Michener, Assistant Professor
American politics; poverty and inequality; political participation; race and ethnic politics; urban politics; public policy
Office: 305 White Hall
Phone: (607) 255-4332
jm2362@cornell.edu
Gretchen Ritter, Harold Tanner Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences
Office: 216 White Hall
gr72@cornell.edu
M. Elizabeth Sanders, Professor
Political development, social movements, economic regulation, presidency, foreign policy
Office: 314 White Hall
Phone: (607) 255-2305
mes14@cornell.edu
Martin Shefter, Professor
American political development; U.S. political institutions; urban politics
Office: 211 White Hall
Phone: (607) 255-6767
mas34@cornell.edu
Lowell Turner, Professor of International and Comparative & Member of the Graduate Field in Govt
Constitutional law; freedom of speech; freedom of religion; church-state relations
Comparative
Christopher Anderson, Professor
Comparative politics, political economy, political sociology
Office: 308 White Hall
Phone: (607) 255-8819
christopher.anderson@cornell.edu
Mabel Berezin, Associate Professor of Sociology & Member of the Graduate Field in Govt
Comparative and Historical Sociology, Culture, Political Institutions and Ideologies, Theory, Qualitative Methods, Economy and Society
Valerie Bunce, the Aaron Binenkorb Professor of International Studies
Comparative and International Politics. Democratization in postcommunist Europe and Eurasia; authoritarianism; American democracy promotion; nationalism and ethnic conflict
Office: 204 White Hall
Phone: (607) 255-6359
vjb2@cornell.edu
Stephen Coate, Kiplinger Professor of Public Policy, Dept of Economics & Member of the Graduate Field in Govt
Political economy; formal theory; campaigns and elections; electoral system
Maria Lorena Cook, Professor of International and Comparative Labor, and Labor Relations, Law, and History & Member of the Graduate Field in Govt
Comparative politics: Latin America, Mexico; political economy, comparative labor movements, social movements
Gustavo A. Flores-Macías, Assistant Professor
Comparative Politics, Political Economy, Violence and State Capacity, Migration, Developing Countries, Latin America
Office: 219 White Hall
Phone: (607) 255-4064
gaf44@cornell.edu
Ronald Herring, Professor
Comparative politics, South Asia; political economy; development, environmental politics
Office: 313 White Hall
Phone: (607) 255-4060
rjh5@cornell.edu
Mary Fainsod Katzenstein, the Stephen and Evalyn Milman Professor of American Studies
Incarceration and citizenship; women's movements; Indian politics: gender and ethnicity
Office: 319 White Hall
Phone: (607) 255-8965
mfk2@cornell.edu
Alexander Kuo
Comparative political economy, Western European politics, business and labor history, and political behavior
Office: 315 White Hall
agk72@cornell.edu
Andrew Little, Assistant Professor
Nondemocratic Elections, Authoritarian Politics, Information Manipulation, Formal Theory
Office: 301 White Hall
Phone: (607) 255-4309
atl64@cornell.edu
Andrew Mertha, Associate Professor
Chinese and Cambodian politics; policy making and implementation; bureaucracy and institutions
Office: 316 White Hall
am847@cornell.edu
Sydney van Morgan, Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology & Member of the Graduate Field in Govt
Comparative politics; Western Europe; nationalism and identity politics; contentious politics; comparative political parties and elections
Victor Nee, Frank and Rosa Rhodes Professor, Department of Sociology & Member of the Graduate Field in Govt
Theory, Economic Sociology, Stratification/Inequality, Immigration and Race, Transitions from State Socialism
David Siddhartha Patel, Assistant Professor
Middle Eastern politics; Islam; political culture; institutions; civil and ethnic conflict
Office: 218 White Hall
Phone: (607) 255-6758
dsp58@cornell.edu
Thomas B. Pepinsky, Associate Professor
Comparative and international political economy, authoritarianism, politics and finance, Southeast Asian politics, Islam
Office: 322 White Hall
pepinsky@cornell.edu
Kenneth Roberts, Professor
Comparative politics; Latin American politics and political economy; democratization, party systems; labor and social movements
Office: 203 White Hall
Phone: (607) 255-6764
kr99@cornell.edu
Nicolas van de Walle, The Maxwell M. Upson Professor of Government
Comparative politics. Political economy of development, with a special focus on Africa; on democratization, and on the politics of economic reform.
Office: 206 Uris Hall
Phone: (607) 255-4076
nv38@cornell.edu
Comparative - Emeritus
B.R. Anderson, Professor Emeritus
Comparative government: nationalism; militarism; Southeast Asian studies, especially Indonesia and Thailand.
Milton J. Esman, Professor Emeritus
Ethnic politics; Development politics and administration
Office: 101 White Hall
Phone: (607) 255-6760
mje5@cornell.edu
Vivienne B. Shue, Professor Emerita
FBA State and society in contemporary China; culture and politics in China; topics in Chinese political economy
vivienne.shue@sant.ox.ac.uk
Sidney G. Tarrow, the Emeritus Maxwell M. Upson Professor of Government
Comparative politics: Western Europe; social movements and political parties; comparative communism
Office: 202A White Hall
Phone: (607) 255-6765
sgt2@cornell.edu
Norman T. Uphoff, Professor Emeritus
Comparative politics: Third-World development; local institutions and participation; South Asia; political economy; development administration. Public policy; sustainable development
Office: 31 Warren Hall
Phone: (607) 255-0831
ntu1@cornell.edu
International Relations
Allen Carlson, Associate Professor
International Relations, Asian security, Chinese foreign policy, Chinese politics
Office: 310 White Hall
Phone: (607) 254-6022
arc26@cornell.edu
Matthew Evangelista, the President White Professor of History and Political Science
International and transnational relations; war, human rights, ethics, and law; gender and nationalist conflict
Office: 320 White Hall
Phone: (607) 255-8672
mae10@cornell.edu
Peter J. Katzenstein, the Walter S. Carpenter Jr. Professor of International Studies
Intersection of the fields of international relations and comparative politics; issues of political economy, security and culture in world politics; politics of civilizational states on questions of public diplomacy, law, religion, and popular culture; the role of anti-imperial sentiments, including anti-Americanism; regionalism in world politics; and German politics.
Office: 321 White Hall
Phone: (607) 255-6257
pjk2@cornell.edu
Jonathan Kirshner, the Stephen and Barbara Friedman Professor of International Political Economy
International relations, international political economy, money and finance; Economics and national security; Politics and film.
Office: 323 White Hall
Phone: (607) 255-4120
jdk5@cornell.edu
Sarah Kreps, Assistant Professor
International relations, international conflict and cooperation, alliance politics, proliferation of WMD
Office: 317 White Hall
sarah.kreps@cornell.edu
Odette Lienau, Associate Professor of Law & Member of the Graduate Field in Govt
International law and international relations; international political economy; sovereign debt; international political and legal theory
Richard Maass, Visiting Assistant Professor
International Security, US Foreign Policy, and IR Theory
Office: 318 White Hall
Phone: (607) 255-6174
rm793@cornell.edu
Yuri Orlov, Professor of Physics and Government
International human rights
Office: 310 Physical Sciences Building
Phone: (607) 255-3502
yfo1@cornell.edu
Steven Shiffrin, Charles Frank Reavis Sr. Professor of Law & Member of the Graduate Field in Govt
Peace studies, military; science and technology
Christopher Way, Associate Professor
International relations, international and comparative political economy, proliferation of weapons of mass destruction
Office: 306 White Hall
Phone: (607) 255-8920
crw12@cornell.edu
Xu Xin, Adjunct Associate Professor
Adjunct associate professor and director of China and Asia-Pacific Studies (CAPS) program: East Asian international relations; Chinese foreign policy; the Taiwan issue; identity and grand strategy
Office: B7 McGraw Hall
Phone: (607) 255-4741
xx12@cornell.edu
Political Theory
Jason Frank, Associate Professor
Modern and contemporary political theory; American political thought; democratic theory; political culture
Office: 307 White Hall
Phone: (607) 255-6759
jf273@cornell.edu
Alexander Livingston, Assistant Professor
History of Political Thought, Democratic Theory, American Political Thought, Political Ethics
Office: 215 White Hall
Phone: (607) 255-8270
alexander.livingston@cornell.edu
Isaac Kramnick, the Richard J. Schwarz Professor of Government
Anglo-American political thought, eighteenth century to the present
Office: 311 White Hall
Phone: (607) 255-9175
ik15@cornell.edu
Richard Miller, Professor of Philosophy & Member of the Graduate Field in Govt
Political thought and international relations; ethics of international relations, transnational economic relations & war; social justice, status of economic equality, autonomy and community; global power structure; social movements
Aziz Rana, Associate Professor of Law & Member of the Graduate Field in Govt
American political and constitutional thought; American political development; democratic theory; history of social movements; comparative law of postcolonial states
Diane Rubenstein, Professor
Contemporary French political and literary theory; psychoanalytic theory; American cultural studies; the postmodern presidency; visual studies
Office: 216 White Hall
Phone: (607) 255-6463
dsr27@cornell.edu
Anna Marie Smith, Professor
Jurisprudence and normative political theory; distributive justice, socioeconomic rights, and constitutional law; feminist theory; sexuality studies; critical race theory; the rhetoric of modern State power and citizenship
Office: 309 White Hall
Phone: (607) 255-2708
ams3@cornell.edu
Political Theory — Emeritus
Susan Buck-Morss, the Jan Rock Zubrow ’77 Chair Emerita in Government
Critical theory and continental theory; visual culture and social theory; political economy and post-colonial theory.
Office: 102A White Hall
Phone: (607) 255-8628
sbm5@cornell.edu
Visiting Faculty
Bryce Corrigan, Postdoctoral Associate
American politics; quantitative methods, campaigns and elections, political behavior
Office: 212 White Hall
Phone: (607) 255-3067
bryce.corrigan@cornell.edu
Murad Idris, Postdoctoral Associate
Political theory, Islamic political thought, continental philosophy, postcolonialism, political theology and secularism, war and peace
Office: 202 White Hall
Phone: (607) 255-8480
mai48@cornell.edu
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