Faculty


Annick Wibben

Department Chair
(415) 422-5058

Annick T.R. Wibben is professor of Politics and International Studies as well as the director of the Peace and Justice Studies program. She...

Education:

PhD, International Politics, University of Wales, Aberystwth, UK | M.Soc.Sc., International Relations and European Studies, University of Tampere, Finland | Vordiplom, Economics, University of Hamburg, Germany

Courses:

Intro to Int'l Politics, Special Topics in Politics, Politics of War & Peace, Feminist International Relations

Kathleen Coll

Associate Professor
(415) 422-5989

Kathleen Coll is a political anthropologist whose research and teaching focuses on immigration politics and policies, cultural citizenship, and...

Courses:

Research Methods, FYS: First-Year Seminar, Immigration and Citizenship, Urban Politics, Urban Politics, Latino Politics in the U.S., Special Topics in Politics, Fieldwork in Pub Int Org, Directed Study, Senior Pol - Honors Seminar, Special Topics, Special Topics

Robert Elias

Professor
(415) 422-6349

Robert Elias has taught in the Politics Department at USF since 1989. He founded the USF Legal Studies and the Peace & Justice Studies programs,...

Education:

MA/PhD, Penn State University | BA, University of Pennsylvania | Certificate, University of Strasbourg

Courses:

Human Rights, Law, Politics, and Baseball, Great Trials in America, Politics of American Justice, Political Power and Constitutional Law, Human Rights/Global Change, Fieldwork in Pub Int Org, Directed Study

Ken Goldstein

Professor
(415) 422-5662

Ken Goldstein is a professor of Politics at the University of San Francisco and Faculty Director of the USF in DC program. Before joining the...

Education:

PhD, American Politics and Research Methodology, University of Michigan

Expertise:

Use and Impact of political advertising

Courses:

Quantitative Methods, Quantitative Methods and Big Data, Quantitative Methods in Public Affairs, Quant Methods in Public Policy, USF in DC: Seminar, USF in DC: Research, Directed Study

Joaquin Gonzalez III

Adjunct Professor
(415) 422-5483

Joaquin Jay Gonzalez III teaches international politics, Asian and Asian American social justice, migration, soft power, and public policy. Dr....

Courses:

Directed Reading & Research, International Politics of the Asia Pacific, Directed Study, Intro to Int'l Politics, Directed Study, Government and Politics of China and East Asia, Filipino Pols/Justice, Directed Study, Filipino Politics & Justice

Elisabeth Jay Friedman

Professor
(415) 422-6046

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...

Education:

BA, Barnard College | MA/PhD, Stanford University

Courses:

Glob Serv-Learn Res/Refl Semin, Econ of the Developing World, Latin American Politics, Ideas and Institutions, Change and Conflict, Special Topics in Politics, Latin American Politics, Directed Study, Expedition USF

Kouslaa Kessler-Mata

Associate Professor
(415) 422-4372

Kouslaa Kessler-Mata arrived at USF in 2007 as an ethnic minority dissertation fellow after completing a fellowship at the National Congress of...

Education:

BA with honors, San Francisco State University | PhD in Political Science, University of Chicago

Courses:

Special Topics in Politics, Politics & the Media, Special Topics in Politics, Public Admin Internship, Directed Study, Senior Pol - Honors Seminar

Filip Kovacevic

Adjunct Professor

Filip Kovacevic (PhD University of Missouri-Columbia, 2002) is Adjunct Professor in the Department of Politics, specializing in geopolitics, U.S....

Education:

PhD University of Missouri-Columbia

Courses:

Intro to Int'l Politics, Special Topics, Directed Reading, Lawmaking, Politics and Change in Russia/Neighboring States, Politics and Change in East-Central Europe, United States Foreign Policy, St Ignatius Institute Symposium

Keally McBride

Professor
(415) 422-4379

Dr. Keally McBride joined the Politics department in Fall 2007. She received her graduate degrees at University of California at Berkeley with a...

Education:

Graduate degrees (focus in Political Theory), University of California, Berkeley

Expertise:

Political Theory, Feminist Politics and Theory, Citizenship and Globalization, American Political Thought, Theories of Justice, Comparative Western European Politics

Courses:

Research Methods, Erasmus Community, Erasmus Community, Quantitative Methods in Public Affairs, Directed Reading, Ideas and Institutions, Change and Conflict, Politics & Society in Europe, Politics of War & Peace, Directed Study, Senior Pol - Honors Seminar, Rsrch Methds for Urban Affairs, Research Methods for Urban Affairs

Max Neiman

Adjunct Professor
(415) 422-2617

Max Neiman has taught at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee and at the University of California, Riverside, where he is Professor Emeritus of...

Education:

MA & PhD, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee | BA, University of Illinois, Chicago

Courses:

American Presidency, Lawmaking, Public Policy, California Politics, Public Policy: Drug Policy, Special Topics in Politics, Directed Study

Jeffrey Paller

Assistant Professor
(415) 433-4590

Jeffrey Paller specializes in African politics and sustainable urban development. His research examines the practice of democracy and accountability...

Education:

PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison | BA, Northwestern University

Courses:

Directed Reading, Ideas and Institutions, Cities, Slums and Democracy, Global Economic Justice, Politics and Development in Africa, Politics of International Aid and Development, Special Topics in Politics, Senior Pol - Honors Seminar

James Taylor

Professor
(415) 422-5063

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...

Education:

PhD, University of Southern California (USC) | MA, University of Southern California (USC) | BA, Pepperdine University

Courses:

Special Topics in Politics, Religion & Politics, American Presidency, African-American Politics, Politics of the '60s in America, Race, Equality & the Law, Public Policy: Punishment, Directed Study, Special Topics

Brian Weiner

Associate Professor
(415) 422-6861

Brian Weiner received his BA from Princeton University, and his MA and PhD from the University of California at Berkeley. He specializes in political...

Education:

BA, Princeton University | MA, University of California at Berkeley | PhD, University of California at Berkeley

Expertise:

Political theory (from the ancients to contemporary theory), American political theory, Public law

Courses:

From Baroque to the Enlightenment, Proseminar in Applied American Politics, Pub Affrs & Applied Demcr Thry, Early Amer Pol & Legal Thought, Modern American Political Thought, 1865-present, From Baroque to the Enlightenment, Politics of American Justice, Free Expression and the Constitution

Stephen Zunes

Professor
(415) 422-6981

Stephen Zunes has been at USF since 1995, teaching courses on the politics of Middle East and other regions, nonviolence, conflict resolution, U.S....

Education:

PhD, Cornell University | MA, Temple University | BA, Oberlin College

Courses:

Politics of Social Movements, Nonviolence in Theory and Practice, Global Economic Justice, Government and Politics of the Middle East, Global Conflict Resolution

Contact Info

Department of Politics

Mon-Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Kalmanovitz Hall 277 (415) 422-5820 (415) 422-2101