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Faculty & Staff

Faculty

Osman Balkan

Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 690-3546
  2. Trotter Hall 312
  3. Office Hours:

    Remote  M 5:30-7:30 PM EST and by appointment

Osman Balkan

Benjamin Berger

Associate Professor of Political Science

Executive Director, Lang Center

Lang Center for Civic & Social Responsibility

Political Science

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-7795
  2. Trotter 212
  3. Lang Center 211
  4. Office Hours:

    https://swarthmore.zoom.us/my/profbenberger

Benjamin Berger

Sean Diament

VISITING INSTRUCTOR OF POLITICAL SCIENCE

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8127
  2. Parrish Hall N380
  3. Office Hours:

    Remote M, W 1:00-2:00 pm and by appointment

Sam Handlin

Assistant Professor of Political Science

Latin American & Latino Studies

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 690-3411
  2. Trotter 313
  3. Office Hours:

    Remote   W 1:00-3:00pm and by appointment

Ayse Kaya

Associate Professor of Political Science

Department Chair

Program Coordinator for Global Studies

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8471
  2. Trotter 311
  3. Office Hours:

    Remote  W 9:00-12:00 pm 

Ayse Kaya

Carol Nackenoff

Richter Professor of Political Science

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8126
  2. Fax: (610) 328-8442
  3. Trotter 320
  4. Office Hours:

    Remote  M 2:00-3:30 and by appointment

Carol Nackenoff is Richter Professor of Political Science at Swarthmore College, where she teaches American Politics, Constitutional Law, Environmental Politics, and Political Theory. 

Carol Nackenoff

Keith Reeves

Professor of Political Science

Lang Center for Civic & Social Responsibility

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 690-6862
  2. Trotter 310
  3. Office Hours:

    On leave Fall 2020

A 1988 graduate of Swarthmore who majored in political science with the concentration in Black Studies and public policy and who attended Exeter College at Oxford University, England, Reeves teaches courses across the arenas of American government, electoral politics, and public opinion; racial politics and voting rights policy; the urban underclass, poverty, and public policy; and behavioral research methods.

Keith Reeves

Emily Paddon Rhoads

Assistant Professor of Political Science

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8689
  2. Trotter 305
  3. Office Hours:

    Remote  TTh 1:45-3:15 pm EST or by appointment

Emily Paddon Rhoads

Jonny Thakkar

Assistant Professor of Political Science

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 690-6813
  2. Trotter 319
  3. Office Hours:

    TH 1:00-4:00

    Remote. Sign up at https://wase.swarthmore.edu/swarthmore/views/pages/makeappt.php?calid=182

    https://swarthmore.zoom.us/j/855169176

Dominic Tierney

Professor of Political Science

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8097
  2. Trotter 304
  3. Office Hours:

    On leave Fall 2020

Dominic Tierney is a professor of political science, a senior fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, and an official correspondent at The Atlantic.

Dominic Tierney

Rick Valelly

Claude C. Smith '14 Professor of Political Science

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8099
  2. Trotter 318
  3. Office Hours:

    On leave Fall 2020-Spring 2021

Rick Valelly teaches the introduction to American politics every fall and an honors seminar on national politics every spring, as well as courses on Congress, elections, and public policy.  He is an alumnus of the College (1975), received his Ph.D. from Harvard University (1984) and has taught here since 1993, after teaching for 8 years at MIT.

Richard Valelly

Tyrene White

Professor of Political Science

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8138
  2. Trotter 307
  3. Office Hours:

    Remote TTh 1:30-3:00 and by appointment.

    Online Office Hours

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    https://swarthmore.zoom.us/j/463122253

Tyrene White's current research is on the local political influence of Chinese NGO's and on the use of litigation to improve the status of Chinese women. She teaches courses on contemporary China, East Asia, and population issues, and introductory courses in comparative politics.

Tyrene White

George Yin

Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 690-5680
  2. Office Hours:

    Remote Th 10:30-12:00pm or by appointment

Ella Foster-Molina

Social Sciences Quantitative Laboratory Associate

Sociology & Anthropology, Political Science, Economics

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 957-6384
  2. Parrish 257W
  3. Office Hours:

    Tuesdays 11- Noon and 3:30- 5:00pm, by appointment

    Wednesdays 3- 5:00pm, by appointment

James Kurth

Professor Emeritus of Political Science

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8102
  2. Parrish N375
James Kurth

Kenneth Sharpe

William R. Kenan Jr. Professor Emeritus of Political Science

Contact

Kenneth Sharpe

Staff

Debbie Sloman

Administrative Assistant in Classics, Political Science

Classics

Political Science

Contact

  1. Phone: 328-8165/8129
  2. Trotter Hall 110 Classics
  3. Trotter Hall 308 Political Science
Debbie Sloman