Regular Faculty

Jennifer Piscopo

Jennifer Piscopo, Chair

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.
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.
Professor Regina Freer

Regina Freer

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

Thalia González

Madeline N. McKinnie Professor of Politics
B.A., Arizona State University; J.D., Northwestern University
Thalia González is a nationally recognized interdisciplinary legal scholar who explores contemporary theoretical and empirical questions at the intersection of law, society, inequality and public systems.

Non-Tenure Track Faculty


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...
Eric Baldwin

Eric A. Baldwin

Non Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Politics
B.Phil., University of Pittsburgh; M.A., University of California, Irvine; Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

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

Kyle Estes

Non Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Politics
B.A., San Francisco State University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Edith Medina

Non Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Politics
B.A., DePaul University; M.P.P., University of California, Los Angeles; Ph.D., University of California, Irvine