Faculty

Regular Faculty

Professor Regina Freer

Regina Freer, Chair

Professor, Politics; Advisory Committee, Urban and Environmental Policy
B.A., UC Berkeley; Ph.D., University of Michigan
Freer's research and teaching interests include race and politics, demographic change, urban politics, and the intersection of all three in Los Angeles.
Professor Tsung Chi

Tsung Chi

Professor, Politics; Affiliated Faculty, East Asian Studies
B.A., National Chengchi University; M.A., Ph.D., Michigan State University
Tsung Chi teaches courses in comparative politics, East Asian politics, Chinese politics, and research methodology.
Professor Peter Dreier

Peter Dreier

E.P. Clapp Distinguished Professor of Politics; Professor, Urban & Environmental Policy
B.A., Syracuse University M.A., Ph.D., University of Chicago
Peter Dreier has been involved in urban policy as a scholar, government official, reporter, and advocate for 30 years.
Thalia Gonzales

Thalia González

Associate Professor, Politics
B.A., Arizona State University; J.D., Northwestern University
 Professor Thalia González is a nationally recognized expert in the field of restorative justice with more than two decades of experience in law, policy, and practice.
Professor Jennifer Piscopo

Jennifer Piscopo

Associate Professor, Politics; Advisory Committee, Latin American and Latino/a Studies
B.A., Wellesley; M.Phil, University of Cambridge; Ph.D., University of California, San Diego
Jennifer Piscopo teaches classes on gender and global politics, Latin American politics, Latino/a politics, and elections.

On Special Appointment

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Alec Arellano

Non-Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Politics
B.A., Colorado College; M.A., University of Texas, Austin; Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin
Alec Arellano's research and teaching interests include liberalism and its critics, Ancient Greek political thought, American political thought, contemporary democratic theory, constitutional law and...
Kelly Bauer

Kelly Bauer

Non-Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Politics
B.A., Carthage College; P.h.D., George Washington University
Professor Bauer’s interdisciplinary teaching and research are at the intersection of international affairs, public policy, development, human rights, and contentious politics.

Mariano Bertucci

Non-Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Politics
B.A., Universidad de San Andrés, Buenos Aires; M.A. University of Denver; P.h.D., USC

Matthew Dempsey

Non Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Politics
B.A., Stephen F. Austin State University, M.A., University of Nevada, P.h.D., Arizona State University
Professor Michael Christopher Sardo

Michael Sardo

Non Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Politics
B.A., College of William & Mary; M.A., PhD., Northwestern University
Michael Christopher Sardo is a political theorist who researches and teaches in the history of political thought, environmental politics, and American politics. His research focuses on questions of...

Aldo Yanez Ruiz

Non Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Politics
B.A., University of California, Riverside; M.P.A., California State University, San Bernardino; P.h.D., Claremont Graduate University