The political science department at Brown is a dynamic community of scholars and students investigating some of the largest, most pressing challenges of political life today. Our faculty are at the leading edge of research in all the traditional subfields of political science: American politics, comparative politics, international relations, and political theory. We study many different regions of the world, and we engage a wide variety of methods and intellectual approaches. We have a vibrant PhD program that trains graduate students for careers in academia and advanced research. Our undergraduate major is one of the largest on campus, although most of our classes are small and allow students to work closely with faculty members. Our graduates pursue a wide range of different careers paths, including law, public service, business, education, and more.

Our faculty and students profit from the many outstanding institutes, centers, and programs at Brown that bear on the study of politics. These include the Taubman Center for Public Policy and American Institutions, the Watson Institute for International Studies, the Program in Urban Studies, the India Initiative, the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, the Political Theory Project, the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America, Middle East Studies, Development Studies, the Population Studies and Training Center, and Africana Studies. Together we are a community of faculty, graduate students, undergraduates, postdoctoral fellows, and visiting scholars at the cutting edge in the study of political life. We are diverse in approach, method, and field of study, but we work closely together to foster new understanding and creative approaches to the political challenges of our increasingly complex world. 

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Faculty Administrative Positions

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Schiller, Wendy JChair of Political Science

Faculty Positions

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Andreas, Peter RProfessor of International and Public Affairs and Political Science

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Arenberg, Richard AVisiting Professor of the Practice of Political Science

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Blair, Robert AAssistant Professor of International and Public Affairs and Political Science

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Blyth, Mark MWilliam R. Rhodes Professor of International Economics

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Branch, Jordan NAssistant Professor of Political Science

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Brettschneider, Corey LProfessor of Political Science

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Cheit, Ross EProfessor of International and Public Affairs and Political Science

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Cobb, RogerProfessor Emeritus of Political Science

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Colgan, Jeffrey DAssociate Professor of International and Public Affairs and Political Science

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Cook, Linda JProfessor of Political Science

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Gourevitch, Alexander HAssociate Professor of Political Science

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Honig, Bonnie HProfessor of Political Science

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Hooker, JulietProfessor of Political Science

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Hopmann, Philip TerrenceProfessor Emeritus of Political Science

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Jost, TylerAssistant Professor of International and Public Affairs and Political Science

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Kau, Ying-MaoProfessor Emeritus of Political Science

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Krause, Sharon RWilliam R. Kenan, Jr. University Professor of Political Science

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Locke, Richard MProfessor of Political Science and International and Public Affairs

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McDermott, RoseDavid and Marianna Fisher University Professor of International Relations, Professor of Political Science

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Moffitt, Susan LAssociate Professor of International and Public Affairs and Political Science

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Morone, James AJohn Hazen White Professor of Public Policy, Professor of Political Science and Urban Studies

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Orr, Marion EFrederick Lippitt Professor of Public Policy, Professor of Political Science and Urban Studies

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Patashnik, Eric MProfessor of International and Public Affairs and Political Science

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Rogers, Melvin LAssociate Professor of Political Science

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Schiller, Wendy JProfessor of Political Science

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Singh, PrernaAssociate Professor of International and Public Affairs and Political Science

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Skarbek, David BAssociate Professor of Political Science

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Snyder, Richard OProfessor of Political Science

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Steinfeld, Edward SDean's Professor of China Studies, Professor of Political Science

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Stultz, Newell MaynardProfessor Emeritus of Political Science

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Tannenwald, NinaSenior Lecturer in Political Science

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Tate, KatherineProfessor of Political Science

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Testa, Paul FAssistant Professor of Political Science

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Tomasi, John ORomeo Elton Professor of Natural Theology, Professor of Political Science

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Varshney, AshutoshProfessor of International and Public Affairs and Political Science

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Weir, Margaret MProfessor of International and Public Affairs and Political Science

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Weitz-Shapiro, Rebecca BAssociate Professor of Political Science

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Wong, Kenneth KProfessor of Political Science