Regular Faculty

Professor Thalia Gonzales

Thalia González, Chair

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 decade of experience in law, policy, and practice.
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, Black Studies, 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 Caroline Heldman

Caroline Heldman

Professor, Politics
B.A., Washington State University; M.A., Ph.D., Rutgers University
Caroline Heldman specializes in the presidency, media, gender, and race in the American context.
Professor Ainsley LeSure

Ainsley LeSure

Assistant Professor, Politics
B.A. Carleton College; M.A., Ph.D. University of Chicago
Ainsley LeSure specializes in the subfield of political theory and her research and teaching interests include contemporary political theory, democratic theory, feminist theory, and the philosophy of race and racism.
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


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...

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

Michael Sardo

Non Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Politics
B.A., College of William & Mary; M.A., PhD., Northwestern University