Politics Faculty

Tel:415-422-5989
kmcoll@usfca.edu

Kathleen Coll

Assistant Professor

Kathleen Coll is a political anthropologist whose research and teaching focuses on immigration politics and policies, cultural citizenship, and grassroots community organizing in the U.S., with special emphasis on the Bay Area. Her book Remaking Citizenship: Latina Immigrants and New American Politics (Stanford University Press, 2010) is an ethnography of San Francisco immigrant women’s experiences and activism in the context of hostile national immigration, welfare, and labor policies.

Tel:(415) 422-6163
cdcook2@usfca.edu

Corey Cook

Associate Professor

Corey Cook earned his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His doctoral dissertation considers the impact of race and gender on political representation and explores the contemporary significance of identity politics. His current research focuses on election results and political geography in California.

Tel:(415) 422-6349
eliasr@usfca.edu

Robert Elias

Professor

Robert Elias has taught in the Politics Department at USF since 1989. He founded the USF Legal Studies and the Peace & Justice Studies programs. He coordinates the Legal Studies, Criminal Justice Studies, and the 4+3 Law programs, teaches in the Honors Humanities and BA/MA in International Studies programs, and is the Editor of Peace Review: An International Journal of Social Justice.

Tel:(415) 422-6046
ejfriedman@usfca.edu

Elisabeth Jay Friedman

Associate Professor

Elisabeth Jay Friedman was awarded her BA by Barnard College (1988) and her MA/PhD by Stanford University (1997). She is the author of Unfinished Transitions: Women and the Gendered Development of Democracy in Venezuela, 1936-1996 (Penn State Press, 2000), and the co-author of Sovereignty, Democracy, and Global Civil Society: State-Society Relations at UN World Conferences (SUNY Press, 2005).

Tel:415-422-5662
kmgoldstein@usfca.edu

Ken Goldstein

Professor

Ken Goldstein received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan and combines his academic training with an ear for real politics and an impressive set of political contacts and experience.

Tel:(415) 422-5483
gonzalez@usfca.edu

Jay Gonzalez

Adjunct Professor

Joaquin Jay Gonzalez III teaches international politics, Asian and Asian American social justice, migration, soft power, and public policy. He is the Director of the Maria Elena Yuchengco Philippine Studies Program.

Tel:(415) 422-4372
ktkesslermata@usfca.edu

Kouslaa Kessler-Mata

Assistant Professor

Dr. Kessler-Mata's research interests include: democratic politics; the normative dimensions of policy making; negotiating political boundaries between local and tribal governments; the rights and powers of local government; and Federal Indian law in general.

Tel:(415) 422-4379
kdmcbride@usfca.edu

Keally McBride

Associate Professor

Dr. Keally McBride received her graduate degrees at University of California at Berkeley with a focus in political theory. She has published two books, Collective Dreams: Political Imagination and Community, and Punishment and Political Order. Her current research is on political theories of decolonization; investigating how ideas of liberation can change our views on global politics and also our understanding of power and social change.

Tel:(415) 422-5867
murphyp@usfca.edu

Patrick Murphy

Professor

Patrick Murphy is a Professor in the Department of Politics. He is on leave for the 2013-14 academic year. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a Master's of Public Affairs degree from the University of Texas-Austin. He received his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame. His professional experience prior to coming to USF includes teaching as a lecturer at the University of Wisconsin. Professor Murphy also has worked for the RAND Corporation and at the Office of Management and Budget in Washington, D.C.

Tel:(415) 422-6452
sharmas@usfca.edu

Shalendra Sharma

Professor

Shalendra D. Sharma, (Ph.D University of Toronto) is Professor in the Department of Politics at the University of San Francisco. He also teaches in the MA program in the Department of Economics and the Center for the Pacific Rim.

Tel:415-422-5063
taylorj@usfca.edu

James Taylor

Chair, Professor

James Lance Taylor received his graduate degrees at the University of Southern California (USC). His teaching and research scholarly interests are in religion and politics in the United States, race and ethnic politics, African American political history, social movements, political ideology, law and public policy, and the U.S. Presidency. He is author of the book Black Nationalism in the United States: From Malcolm X to Barack Obama.

Tel:415-422-6861
weinerb@usfca.edu

Brian Weiner

Associate Professor

Brian Weiner received his B.A. from Princeton University, and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. He specializes in political theory (from the ancients to contemporary theory), American political theory, and public law. He teaches courses in the areas of political theory, law, and American politics.

Tel:(415) 422-5058
awibben@usfca.edu

Annick Wibben

Associate Professor

Annick T.R. Wibben received her Ph.D. in International Politics from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, UK and teaches for the Politics Department and the International Studies program at USF. In her research, she specializes in (critical) security studies, international theory, and feminist international relations. Her book, Feminist Security Studies: A Narrative Approach, was published in 2011 - see also her academia.edu profile.

Tel:415-422-6920
jwiser@usfca.edu

Jim Wiser

Professor Emeritus

James Wiser received his B.A. in Government from the University of Notre Dame and his MA and Ph.D. in Political Science from Duke University. His teaching and research interests focus on the history of Western political thought with a special concern for ancient Greek and contemporary German political theory.

Tel:(415) 422-6981
zunes@usfca.edu

Stephen Zunes

Professor

Stephen Zunes received his PhD. from Cornell University, his M.A. from Temple University, and his B.A. from Oberlin College. His teaching and research interests include U.S. foreign policy, Middle Eastern politics, strategic nonviolent action, international conflict, and globalization. He offers courses for the Politics department,  the B.A. and M.A. programs in International Studies, the Peace & Justice Studies program, and the Middle Eastern Studies program, for which he serves as program director.