Robert Elias has taught in USF’s politics department since 1989. Hailing from a Czech and Irish-Catholic working class family in New York City, Professor Elias created the USF Legal Studies, Criminal Justice Studies, and Peace & Justice Studies programs. He’s taught in USF's Honors Humanities and in the BA/MA in International Studies programs.
Elias has taught previously at McGill University (Montreal), Tufts University (Boston and France), the UC Berkeley, Penn State University, and the...
- Penn State University, PhD, 1981
- University of Strasbourg, Certificate, 1982
- Penn State University, M.A., 1974
- University of Pennsylvania, B.A., 1972
Keally McBride is a professor of politics at the University of San Francisco and is interested in issues of power and social change. Her recent research has focused on the dynamics of information technology within contemporary capitalism, but she has published books on punishment and policing, movements of decolonization, and colonialism and the rule of law. She teaches a broad array of courses that investigate local public policy, European politics, political economy, peace and conflict, and...
- UC Berkeley, PHD 2000
- UC Berkeley, MA 1993
- Mount Holyoke College, BA 1991
- Social change and revolution
- European Politics
- Political Economy
Kimberly Richman received a BA at Pitzer College in Claremont, California, and an MA and a PhD in the Department of Criminology, Law, and Society at UC Irvine, where she also completed a graduate emphasis in women's studies. She currently teaches Criminology; Sociology of Law; Deviance and Social Control; Senior Thesis Workshop; and Capstone in Sociology.
Professor Richman's primary areas of research interest are law and society, criminology, and the effects of legal rights (or their lack) on...
- PhD, University of California, Irvine
- MA, University of California, Irvine
- BA, Pitzer College
- Legal Studies
- Gender and Sexuality
- Social Justice and Inequalities
Professor James Lance Taylor is from Glen Cove, Long Island. He is author of the book Black Nationalism in the United States: From Malcolm X to Barack Obama, which earned 2012 "Outstanding Academic Title" - Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries. (Ranked top 2 percent of 25,000 books submitted and top 8 percent of 7,300 actually accepted for review by the American Library Association). Rated “Best of the Best.” The hardback version sold out in the U.S. and the paperback version was...
- PhD, University of Southern California (USC)
- MA, University of Southern California (USC)
- BA, Pepperdine University
Brian Weiner received his BA from Princeton University, and his MA and PhD 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. Professor Weiner also teaches Literature and Political Thought and Democratic Theory and Democratic Transitions. He is a member of the Honors Program in the Humanities, where...
- BA, Princeton University
- MA, University of California at Berkeley
- PhD, University of California at Berkeley
- Political theory (from the ancients to contemporary theory)
- American political theory
- Public law