Faculty

Departmental Faculty

Photo of Paulette Kurzer

Paulette Kurzer

Director, International Security Studies

Professor, School of Government & Public Policy

  • Comparative politics
  • European integration
  • Welfare state
Photo of Kyrssa Ryckman

Kirssa Ryckman

Assistant Director and Advisor, International Security Studies

Assistant Professor, School of Government and Public Policy

  • International relations
  • Violent and nonviolent conflict
  • Civilians in conflict
Photo of Mikhail Beznosov

Mikhail Beznosov

Adjunct Instructor, School of Government and Public Policy

  • Eurasia
  • Emerging powers
  • Energy politics

Matias Bianchi

Adjunct Lecturer, School of Government and Public Policy

  • Latin America
  • Digital technologies and politics
  • Democratic governance
Photo of Alex Braithwaite

Alex Braithwaite

Professor, School of Government and Public Policy

  • International relations
  • Refugees and force migration
  • Violent and nonviolent conflict
Photo of Jessica Braithwaite

Jessica Maves Braithwaite

Assistant Professor, School of Government and Public Policy

  • International relations
  • Violent and nonviolent conflict
  • Human rights and repression
Photo of Michael Burgoyne

Michael Burgoyne

Adjunct Instructor, School of Government and Public Policy

  • Mexican politics and security
  • Organized Crime
Photo of Frank Gonzalez

Frank Gonzalez

Assistant Professor, School of Government and Public Policy

  • Political Psychology
  • Race and politics
  • Biology and politics
Photo of Gary Guertner

Gary Guertner

Adjunct Instructor, School of Government and Public Policy

  • American foreign policy
  • American security policy
Photo of Jeff Kucik

Jeff Kucik

Associate Professor, School of Government and Public Policy

  • International relations
  • Global trade and investment
  • International organizations

Eva-Maria Maggi

Adjunct Instructor, School of Government and Public Policy

  • European politics and policy
  • Democracy promotion
Photo of Judith McDaniel

Judith McDaniel

Adjunct Instructor, School of Government and Public Policy

  • Gender studies
  • International human rights law
Photo of Barbara Norrander

Barbara Norrander

Professor, School of Government and Public Policy

  • American politics
  • Primary elections
  • Gender gap

Edella Schlager

Professor, School of Government and Public Policy

  • Institutional analysis
  • Multi-level governance
  • Water policy/politics
Photo of Paul Schuler

Paul Schuler

Assistant Professor, School of Government and Public Policy

  • Political institutions
  • Authoritarian regimes
  • Southeast Asia

Christina Sciabarra

Adjunct Professor, School of Government and Public Policy

  • Conflict resolution
  • Peacebuilding and reconstruction
Photo of Karen Siderelis

Karen Siderelis

Research Scientist, Natural Resources and the Environment

Adjunct Instructor, School of Government and Public Policy

  • Geospatial science and technology
  • Geospatial intelligence
Photo of John Tidd

John Tidd

Adjunct Instructor, School of Government and Public Policy

  • U.S. intelligence system
  • Globalization
Photo of Tolga Turker

Tolga Turker

Program Director for Eurasia Programs, UA Global

Adjunct Professor, School of Government and Public Policy

  • Middle East and Central Asia
  • Islamist mobilization
  • Authoritarian institutions
Photo of Chris Weber

Chris Weber

Associate Professor, School of Government and Public Policy

  • American politics
  • Political Psychology
  • Methodology
Photo of Chad Westerland

Chad Westerland

Associate Professor, School of Government and Public Policy

  • American politics
  • Law and courts
  • Methodology
Photo of Pat Willerton

Pat Willerton

Professor, School of Government and Public Policy

  • Comparative politics
  • Russian Politics
  • Political elites