Regular Faculty

Jennifer Piscopo

Jennifer Piscopo, Chair

Associate Professor, Politics
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
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
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.
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Isaac Hale

Assistant Professor, Politics
B.A., Occidental College; Ph.D., University of California, Davis
Isaac Hale teaches classes on political institutions, research methodology, and elections.
Elizabeth Wiener

Elizabeth Wiener

Assistant Professor, Politics
B.A., Kenyon College; M.A., Ph.D., Emory University

Non-Tenure Track Faculty

Alec Arellano

Alec Arellano

Visiting 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…
Mariano Bertucci

Mariano Bertucci

Resident Assistant Professor, Politics
B.A., Universidad de San Andrés, Buenos Aires; M.A. University of Denver; P.h.D., USC
Mariano Bertucci’s interdisciplinary research has led him to teach classes on U.S. Foreign Policy, American Intelligence and National Security, International Relations Theory, Politics of the Global Economy and Global Environmental Politics, among others.
Aliza Forman

Aliza Forman-Rabinovici

Visiting Research Professor, Politics
B.A., Tel Aviv University; Ph.D., Tel Aviv University
Aliza Forman-Rabinovici’s research and teaching interests include gender and politics, comparative politics, representation, public policy and public administration.

Lisa Pringle

Visiting Instructor, Politics
B.A., Occidental College; M.A., USC; M.A., Claremont Graduate University; Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University( in progress)

Doug Smith

Visiting Assistant Professor, Politics
B.A., University of Oregon; J.D., UCLA
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