Political Science


Program Faculty

Robert Boatright, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science
American political behavior, political parties, campaigns and elections, interest groups, political participation, and political theory
Tel: 1-508-793-7632

Michael Butler, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science
Foreign policy, conflict and cooperation, global governance, political violence and terrorism, international relations theory
Tel: 1-508-793-7186

Mark Miller, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Political Science; Adjunct Professor, Department of History
Director of Law and Society Concentration; American government, politics of law and the judiciary, Congressional politics, lawyers and politics
Tel: 1-508-793-7233

Paul W. Posner, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science
Dr. Posner's current research focuses on democratization and political participation in developing regions, particularly Latin America. He is also interested in the impact of economic globalization and related state reforms on social organization and collective action in both developing and developed countries, and in comparative environmental policy and democratization in developing countries. Dr. Posner is also affiliated with the Latin American and Latino Studies Concentration.
Tel: 1-508-793-7253

Heather Silber Mohamed, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science
Latino politics, immigrant socialization and participation, immigration policy, identity politics in the U.S.
Tel: 1-508-793-7797

Srinivasan Sitaraman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science
Program Faculty for Holocaust and Genocide Studies
United Nations and international law, international political economy, and international relations
Tel: 1-508-793-7684

Valerie Sperling, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Department of Political Science
Dr. Sperling teaches a variety of courses in comparative politics, including Russian politics; revolution and political violence; mass murder and genocide under communism; transitions to democracy; globalization and democracy; and introduction to women’s studies. Her research interests include globalization and accountability, social movements, gender politics, patriotism and militarism, and state-building in the post-communist region.
Tel: 1-508-793-7679

Ora Szekely, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science
Dr. Szekely's research and teaching interests include Non-state military actors, the politics of the Middle East, mass violence and civilian protection, new media, propaganda, and political mobilization.
Tel: 1-508-793-7360

Kristen Williams, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Political Science
International relations theory, arms control and international security, nationalism and ethnic politics, U.S. foreign policy, women, gender and conflict.
Tel: 1-508-793-7446

Adjunct Faculty

Douglas Little, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of History; Robert H. and Virginia N. Scotland Chair in History and International Relations
U.S. diplomatic history, U.S. 20th-century history
Tel: 1-508-793-7184

Research Faculty

Cynthia Enloe, Ph.D.
Research Professor, Department of International Development, Community, and Environment
The interactions of feminism, women, militarized culture, war, politics and globalized economics in countries such as Japan, Iraq, the US, Britain, the Philippines, Canada, Chile and Turkey

Emeriti Faculty

John Blydenburgh, Ph.D.

Sharon Krefetz, Ph.D.
Associate Professor Emerita, Department of Political Science
Tel: 1-508-793-7300