Political Science Faculty

Yvette Alex-Assensoh

VP for Equity and Inclusion
Black Studies, Political Science
Phone: 541-346-3175
Office: 401E Tykeson Hall

Erin Beck

Associate Professor
CLLAS, Latin American Studies, Political Science
Phone: 541-346-4483
Office: 914 PLC
Office Hours: S24: Wednesday 12:00-3:00 via zoom (email for appointment)
Research Interests: Latin American Politics, Development, Gender, NGOs, Microfinance, Collective Action

Michael Brown

Political Science, Sociology
Phone: 541-346-4675
Office: 917 PLC

Anita Chari

Associate Professor
Clark Honors College, Comparative Literature, Political Science
Phone: 541-346-4752
Office: 928 PLC
Office Hours: Tuesdays 12-1 pm drop-in in person CHA 105, Wed. on zoom, reserve a time at https://calendly.com/anitachari/officehours. Please note drop in office hours weeks 2, 4, 6 are by appointment only
Research Interests: Political Theory, Critical Theory, Frankfurt School, Marxism, Contemplative Studies, Somatics and Politics

Jasmine Chorley Foster

Pro Tem Instructor
Political Science
Office: 924 PLC

Jane Cramer

Associate Professor
Political Science
Phone: 541-346-4626
Office: 813 PLC
Office Hours: Sp24: Tuesday/Thursday 10:00-11:30
Research Interests: International Relations

Dennis Galvan

Dean and Vice Provost, Division of Global Engagement
African Studies, Global Studies, Political Science, SAIL
Phone: 541-346-5851
Office: 310 Oregon Hall
Research Interests: Culture and Development, Culturally Sustainable Development, Identity and Community, Political Legitimation, Multiple Forms of Modernity, Primary Field Work: West Africa, Secondary Field Work: Indonesia

Alison Gash

Professor of Political Science
Law, Law-JD, Political Science
Phone: 541-346-4876
Office: 922 PLC
Office Hours: F22 - Virtual: Wednesday 8:30-10:30--No OH October 5; (send email with header "OFFICE HOUR APPT" to make an appointment) or join waiting room on zoom https://uoregon.zoom.us/j/96351524725; In-person Thursday 1-2 (mask required)
Research Interests: U.S. Courts, Public Policy, Gender/Gender Identity, Race, Sexuality, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law

Burke Hendrix

Political Science
Phone: 541-346-2856
Office: 920 PLC
Office Hours: Sp 24: Thursday 1:30-3:30
Research Interests: Normative Political Theory, Indigenous Politics, Global Justice, History of Political Thought

Chandler James

Assistant Professor
Political Science
Phone: 541-346-4747
Office: 913 PLC
Office Hours: Sp 24: Thursday 1:00 - 3:00
Research Interests: American Presidency, Public Opinion, and Political Behavior

Craig Kauffman

Associate Professor of Political Science
Director of Graduate Studies; Participating Faculty in Environmental Studies and Latin American Studies
Political Science
Phone: 541-346-4974
Office: 916 PLC
Office Hours: Sp24: Tuesday 11:00 - 2:00
Research Interests: Environmental Politics, Ecological Law, Rights of Nature, Sustainable Development, Climate Change, Transnational Networks, Collaborative Governance, Democratization

Joseph Lowndes

Department Head, Political Science
Black Studies, IRES, Political Science
Phone: 541-346-1478
Office: 919 PLC
Office Hours: Winter 2024: Tuesday and Wednesday 12:00-1:30
Research Interests: American Political Development, Populism, Racial Politics, Conservatism, Political Culture

Ronald Mitchell

Professor of Political Science
Climate Studies, Environmental Studies, Political Science
Phone: 541-346-4880
Office: 921 PLC
Office Hours: Sp24: Tuesday & Thursdays 10:00-11:30
Research Interests: Environmental Politics, International Relations

Mikhail Myagkov

Political Science, Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
Phone: 541-346-4868
Office: 931 PLC
Research Interests: Russian Politics, Comparative Politics, Formal Political Theory, Statistical Methods, Experimental Design, Game Theory

Neil O'Brian

Assistant Professor
Political Science
Phone: 541-346-4698
Office: 923 PLC
Office Hours: SP24: Tuesday/Thursday 10:00-11:30
Research Interests: Political Parties, Congress, Public Opinion, Polarization

Craig Parsons

Professor; Program Head
Political Science
Phone: 541-346-4402
Office: 930 PLC
Office Hours: Sp 24: Tuesday 12:00 - 3:00
Research Interests: Comparative Politics, European Politics

Lars Skalnes

Associate Professor
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Political Science
Phone: 541-346-4886
Office: 929 PLC
Office Hours: Sp24: Tuesday & Thursdays 11:00-12:30
Research Interests: International Political Economy, International Relations

Daniel Tichenor

Philip H. Knight Chair of Social Science
Director of the Program on Democratic Governance, Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics
Law, Political Science
Phone: 541-346-4707
Office: 927 PLC
Office Hours: Sp24: Monday 1:00-4:00
Research Interests: Immigration and Citizenship, Social Movements, The American Presidency, Ethnic and Racial Politics, Patterns of Nativism, Religion and Politics, War and Civil Liberties

Tuong Vu

Political Science
Phone: 541-346-4866
Office: 940 PLC
Office Hours: On leave 2023-2024
Research Interests: Comparative Politics, Ideology, Revolution, Communism, Nationalism, East and Southeast Asia