People

  • faculty

  • Bentley Allan

    Associate Professor

    PhD, Ohio State University
    • bentley.allan@jhu.edu
    • 271 Mergenthaler
    • 410-516-7540
    • Research Interests: International relations, science and politics, global governance, global environmental politics
  • Consuelo Amat

    Assistant Professor

    • amat@jhu.edu
    • Wyman 325 N
    • Research Interests: Comparative politics, Latin American politics, nonviolent action, political violence, authoritarianism
  • Tarak Barkawi

    Research Professor

  • Jane Bennett

    Andrew W. Mellon Professor in Humanities

    PhD, University of Massachusetts
    • janebennett@jhu.edu
    • 360 Mergenthaler
    • 410-516-5230
    • Research Interests: Political theory, American political thought, ecophilosophy
  • P.J. Brendese

    Associate Professor

    PhD, Duke University
    • pbrende1@jhu.edu
    • 357 Mergenthaler
    • 410-516-7540
    • Research Interests: Political theory, comparative political thought, race and politics
  • Samuel Chambers

    Professor and Chair

    PhD, University of Minnesota
    • samchambers@jhu.edu
    • 280 Mergenthaler
    • 410-516-7540
    • Research Interests: Political theory, Cultural Politics
  • Erin Aeran Chung

    Charles D. Miller Associate Professor of East Asian Politics
    Director of Undergraduate Studies

    PhD, Northwestern University
    • echung@jhu.edu
    • 337 Mergenthaler
    • 410-516-4496
    • Research Interests: Comparative politics, East Asian politics (Japan and Korea), international migration, comparative racial politics
  • William Connolly

    Krieger-Eisenhower Professor

    PhD, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
    • pluma@jhu.edu
    • 328 Mergenthaler
    • 410-516-7535
    • Research Interests: Political theory, planetary processes and eco-politics, political economy
  • Jennifer Culbert

    Associate Professor

    PhD, University of California, Berkeley
    • jculbert@jhu.edu
    • 339 Mergenthaler
    • 410-516-7540
    • Research Interests: Political theory, jurisprudence
  • Ronald J. Daniels

    Professor and President of Johns Hopkins University

    LLM, Yale University
  • Steven David

    Professor

    PhD, Harvard University
    • sdavid@jhu.edu
    • 362 Mergenthaler
    • 410-516-7540
    • Research Interests: International relations, security studies, comparative politics
  • Daniel Deudney

    Professor

    PhD, Princeton University
    • ddeudney@jhu.edu
    • 331 Mergenthaler
    • 410-516-7540
    • Research Interests: International relations, political theory
  • Robert Freedman

    Adjunct Professor

    PhD, Columbia University
  • Benjamin Ginsberg

    David Bernstein Professor
    Chair, Center for Advanced Governmental Studies

    PhD, University of Chicago
    • bgin@jhu.edu
    • 341 Mergenthaler
    • 410-516-7540
    • Research Interests: American Politics, Political Development
  • Hahrie Han

    Professor
    Inaugural Director
    Stavros Niarchos Foundation Agora Institute

    PhD, Stanford University
    • hahrie@jhu.edu
    • 329 Wyman Park
    • 410-516-0592
    • Research Interests: Civic and political participation, collective action, organizing, and social change, focusing particularly on the role of civic associations
  • Nicolas Jabko

    Associate Professor

    PhD, University of California at Berkeley
    • nicolas.jabko@jhu.edu
    • 329 Mergenthaler
    • 410-516-6473
    • Research Interests: Comparative politics, international political economy, European politics
  • Richard S. Katz

    Research Professor

    PhD, Yale University
    • richard.katz@jhu.edu
    • 327 Mergenthaler
    • 410-516-7534
    • Research Interests: Comparative politics, American politics
  • Matthew Kocher

    Senior Lecturer

    PhD, University of Chicago
    • matthew.kocher@jhu.edu
    • Baltimore: Mergenthaler Hall, Rm. 354 <br/> Washington, D.C.: Bernstein-Offit Building, Rm. 503
    • 410-516-7540
    • Research Interests: Comparative Politics, International Relations, and Political Methodology
  • Adria Lawrence

    Aronson Associate Professor of International Studies and Political Science

    PhD, University of Chicago
    • adria.lawrence@jhu.edu
    • 270 Mergenthaler
    • 410-516-7540
    • Research Interests: Comparative politics, Middle Eastern and North African politics, colonialism, nationalism, conflict and collective action
  • Robert Lieberman

    Krieger-Eisenhower Professor

    PhD, Harvard University
  • Renée Marlin-Bennett

    Professor

    PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    • marlin@jhu.edu
    • 326 Mergenthaler
    • 410-516-5478
    • Research Interests: International relations, political economy of information
  • Lilliana Mason

    Associate Research Professor

  • Sebastián Mazzuca

    Assistant Professor

    PhD, University of California at Berkeley
    • smazzuca@jhu.edu
    • 332 Mergenthaler
    • 410-516-7539
    • Research Interests: Political economy, comparative politics, Latin American politics and economy
  • Sarah Parkinson

    Aronson Assistant Professor - Political Science and International Studies

    PhD, The University of Chicago
    • sparkinson@jhu.edu
    • Mergenthaler 284
    • Research Interests: Comparative politics, political violence, Middle East and North African politics, social network theory, qualitative methods, forced migration
  • Chas. Phillips

    Chas. Phillips

    Sr. Lecturer/Graduate Program Administrator

    • cphill32@jhu.edu
    • Mergenthaler 338B
    • 410-516-7515
    • Research Interests: Political Theory, Global Politics, Violence, and Gender
  • Daniel Schlozman

    Joseph and Bertha Bernstein Associate Professor
    Director of Graduate Studies

    PhD, Harvard University
    • dschloz1@jhu.edu
    • 278 Mergenthaler
    • 410-516-5882
    • Research Interests: American politics
  • Sebastian Schmidt

    Assistant Professor

    PhD, University of Chicago
    • sschmi27@jhu.edu
    • 365 Mergenthaler Hall
    • 410-516-7540
    • Research Interests: International Relations
  • Adam Sheingate

    Professor

    PhD, Yale University
    • adam.sheingate@jhu.edu
    • 335 Mergenthaler
    • 410-516-7531
    • Research Interests: American political development, historical institutionalism, comparative public policy
  • Robbie Shilliam

    Professor

    PhD, University of Sussex
    • r.shilliam@jhu.edu
    • 341 Mergenthaler Hall
    • 410-516-0875
    • Research Interests: International Relations
  • Joshua Simon

    Assistant Professor

    • jsimon38@jhu.edu
    • Mergenthaler 338
    • 410-516-7540
    • Research Interests: Research interests lie at the intersection of political theory and comparative politics, focusing on the relationship between political ideas and political institutions in the United States and Latin America.
  • Lester Spence

    Professor

    PhD, University of Michigan
    • unbowed@gmail.com
    • 273 Mergenthaler
    • 410-516-7537
    • Research Interests: American politics, black politics, race and politics, urban politics, American political behavior and public opinion
  • Dawn Teele

    Associate Research Professor

    • dteele1@jhu.edu
    • Research Interests: Women and politics specifically related the causes and consequences of voting rights reform; candidate socialization, recruitment, and election; incumbency and gender; democratization and economic development; methodology and field experiments
  • Steven Teles

    Professor

    PhD, University of Virginia
    • steles2@jhu.edu
    • 356 Mergenthaler
    • 410-516-7540
    • Research Interests: American politics, social policy, law and public policy, political analysis
  • Vesla Weaver

    Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Sociology

    PhD, Harvard University
    • vesla@jhu.edu
    • 272 Mergenthaler Hall
    • Research Interests: American politics, racial inequality and politics, policing and incarceration, democratic citizenship, American political development, mixed methods
  • John Yasuda

    Assistant Professor

    PhD, University of California, Berkeley
    • jyasuda1@jhu.edu
    • Mergenthaler 363
    • 410-516-7540
    • Research Interests: Regulatory governance, bureaucratic politics, and comparative political economy
  • Emily Zackin

    Associate Professor
    Placement Director

    PhD, Princeton University
    • ezackin1@jhu.edu
    • 276 Mergenthaler
    • 410-516-7540
    • Research Interests: American politics, constitutional law
  • associated faculty

  • Henry Farrell

    Stavros Niarchos Foundation Agora Institute Professor of International Affairs at SAIS

  • Jacob Kripp

    Jacob Kripp

    Postdoctoral Fellow

  • Chris Lebron

    Associate Professor of Philosophy, Chair of the AAP Master of Liberal Arts

    PhD, MIT
    • clebron2@jhu.edu
    • Gilman 290
    • Research Interests: Political philosophy; social theory; the philosophy of race; and democratic ethics
  • Adam Seth Levine

    Stavros Niarchos Foundation Agora Institute, Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management in the Bloomberg School of Public Health

  • Michaela Machicote

    Michaela Machicote

    Postdoctoral Fellow

    • mmachic1@jhu.edu
    • Wyman S-609
    • Research Interests: Race, gender, and sexuality studies; Black feminisms; Black social movements; Race and identity in the US and Latin America; Antiblack state violence.
  • Calvin Terbeek

    Calvin Terbeek

    Lecturer

  • professors emeriti

  • In Memoriam: Joseph Cooper (1933-2022)

    Academy Professor and Professor Emeritus

    • jcooper@jhu.edu
    • Research Interests: Legislative politics, executive-legislative relations, institutional theory
  • Matthew Crenson

    Professor Emeritus and Academy Professor

    • crenson@jhu.edu
    • Research Interests: Urban government and American political development
  • Margaret Keck

    Professor Emeritus and Academy Professor

    PhD, Columbia University
    • mkeck@jhu.edu
    • Research Interests: Comparative politics, international relations (Latin American politics, the environment, social movements)
  • Senator Barbara A. Mikulski

    Homewood Professor

  • Lester M. Salamon (1943 – 2021)

    Professor Emeritus
    PhD, Harvard University

  • administrative staff

  • Tracey Biller

    Sr. Administrative Coordinator

  • Emma Cytrynbaum

    Emma Cytrynbaum

    Undergraduate Coordinator

  • Humphrey Muturi

    LAN Administrator II

  • Chas. Phillips

    Chas. Phillips

    Sr. Lecturer/Graduate Program Administrator

    • cphill32@jhu.edu
    • Mergenthaler 338B
    • 410-516-7515
    • Research Interests: Political Theory, Global Politics, Violence, and Gender
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