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Michael Berry

Director of Graduate Studies • Associate Professor
Political Science
Expertise Areas: American political institutions, congressional policymaking and oversight, the presidency, bureaucratic administration, congressional and presidential elections, research methodology
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Harvey Bishop

Instructor
Political Science
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Kathleen Bollard

CU Denver Political Science Department Chair • Associate Dean of Faculty and Staff Affairs
Political Science
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Sasha Breger Bush

Assistant Professor
Political Science
Expertise Areas: International political economy, development studies, global finance, and food and farming systems.
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Karen Breslin

Instructor • Undergraduate Advisor
Political Science
Expertise Areas: Environmental policy and politics, animal and earth rights, U.S. judiciary, U.S. Constitution, U.S. legal system, media and politics.
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Michael Cummings

Professor Emeritus
Political Science
Expertise Areas: Early political thought, modern political thought, American political thought, political psychology, practical utopias, youth empowerment, children's voices in politics
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Jana Everett

Professor Emeritus
Political Science
Expertise Area: My research examines various aspects of gender and politics in India including micro-credit, informal economy, women's movements, Panchayati Raj (local elected bodies in the rural areas), and violence.
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Bassem Hassan

Associate Professor - CTT
Political Science
Expertise Areas: International Relations, Middle East Politics, International Security
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Betcy Jose

Associate Professor
Political Science
Expertise Areas: armed conflict, global norms, international humanitarian law

Lucy McGuffey

Professor Emeritus
Political Science
Expertise Areas: international politics; international justice; political theory; international law; peace-building and transitional justice; refugee and forced migration studies; democracy and social movements; and religion and politics
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Glenn Morris

Associate Professor • President's Teaching Scholar
Political Science
​Expertise Areas: Indigenous Peoples; Race & Gender in Law and Policy; Civil Liberties and Constitutional Law; Indigenous Peoples, United Nations, and International Law; Human Rights; Ethnic Conflict

Charles Norton

Lecturer
Political Science
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Tony Robinson

Associate Professor
Political Science
Expertise Areas: American political institutions Poverty and politics Urban politics American political thought CU in the Capitol Grassroots empowerment and social movements.
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Chad Shomura

Assistant Professor
Political Science
Expertise Areas: Affect; Ordinary Life; Biopolitics; New Materialisms and Vitalisms; The Human; Ecology; Intimacy; Queer Theory and Queer of Color Critique; Asian American Studies; Settler Colonialism; Hawaiʻi
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Thorsten Spehn

Associate Professor C/T
Political Science
​Expertise Areas: International and Comparative Politics, Security Studies, State Socialization and Compliance, Foreign Policy Analysis
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Christoph Stefes

Professor
Political Science
​Expertise Areas: Dr. Stefes' areas of specialty are political development (authoritarianism and democratization) with a regional focus on the former Soviet Union, esp. the South Caucasus and Central Asia. He has done research on corruption and informal institutions. He also teaches courses on European governments and European integration/EU studies. Finally, Dr. Stefes works on the political of renewable energy in Germany and the United States.
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Stephen Thomas

Emeritus Professor
Political Science
​Expertise Areas: Chinese politics, Chinese economic development, Chinese financial reforms since 1978, Chinese economic development in historical perspective, East Asia Foreign Relations, The role of sovereignty in economic development, The East Asian Miracle Countries

Yi-Tsui Tseng

Lecturer - International College Beijing
Political Science
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James Walsh

Assistant Professor C/T
Political Science
​Expertise Areas: Labor and Immigration History/Politics; Social Movements in the U.S.; Irish American History; Community Theater; Community Organizing.
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Martin Widzer

Lecturer
Political Science
​Expertise Areas: International Security, US Foreign Policy, National Security, International Arms Control

Staff

Elly Steinmetz Lewis

Elly Steinmetz Lewis

Digital & Print Communications Specialist
Political Science
Expertise Areas: Social Media, Content Creation & Curation, Adobe Creative Suite, Communications and Public Relations
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Kelly Stritzinger

Program Assistant I
Political Science