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POLITICAL SCIENCE

COURTENAY CONRAD

International relations and comparative politics

> Political violence, human rights and international institutions

Email: cconrad2@ucmerced.edu

ADI DASGUPTA

Comparative politics

> Political economy of development, democratization, political organizations

Email: adasgupta3@ucmerced.edu

DANIEL DE KADT

Comparative politics

> Voting behavior, developing democracies, Southern Africa

Email: ddekadt@ucmerced.edu

ELAINe DENNY

Comparative politics

> Voting behavior, developing democracies, Southern Africa

Email: edenny@ucmerced.edu

THOMAS HANSFORD

American politics

> Judicial politics, public opinion, elections and voting behavior

Email: thansford@ucmerced.edu

MATTHEW HIBBING

American politics

> Political psychology, political behavior, biology and politics

Email: mhibbing@ucmerced.edu

HAIFENG HUANG

Comparative politics and political economy

> Authoritarian politics, news media, public opinion and game theory

Email: hhuang24@ucmerced.edu

BRAD LEVECK

Political behavior and behavioral game theory

> Strategic choice and development of collective wisdom in democracies

Email: bleveck@ucmerced.edu

NATHAN MONROE

American politics
> Legislative institutions and Congress

Email: nmonroe@ucmerced.edu

STEPHEN NICHOLSON

American politics

> Mass political behavior, political psychology and direct democracy

Email: snicholson@ucmerced.edu

MELISSA SANDS

American politics

> Political behavior, inequality, field experiments, geo-spatial analysis

Email: msands2@ucmerced.edu

andrew shaver

International relations and comparative politics

> Civil war, insurgency and terrorism

Email: ashaver@ucmerced.edu

ALEXANDER THEODORIDIS

American politics

> Political behavior, political psychology, electoral institutions and experiments

Email: atheodoridis@ucmerced.edu

JESSICA TROUNSTINE

American politics

> Local politics and political representation

Email: jtrounstine@ucmerced.edu

Contact

COURTENAY R. CONRAD

Political Science Graduate Program Chair

Email: cconrad2@ucmerced.edu

Website: polisci.ucmerced.edu

GRADUATE STUDIES | POLITICAL SCIENCE