News from the Department of Political Science Spring 2018

Visiting Faculty for Spring Semester 2018

Professor Chipo Dendere, Consortium for Faculty Diversity Fellow & Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science in African Politics

Professor Chipo Dendere is joining Amherst College from Gettysburg College and before that Georgia State University where she completed her Ph.D. in 2015.  Dr. Dendere’s primary research is on the survival of liberation parties and democratization in Africa.  Her Ph.D. thesis was on the impact of emigration on the survival of ZANU PF arguing that voter exit sustains incumbent regimes and weakens opposition parties.  Her recent research includes studying the impact of social media on democratization in Africa as well as the role of money in politics.  She is teaching POSC 240 Globalization in Africa.  

Professor Masha Gessen, John McCloy '16 Professor of American Institute and International Diplomacy

Professor Masha Gessen will be teaching POSC 120 What Went Wrong:  The Media and the 2016 Campaign and POSC/RUSS 253 American's Writing Russia.

 Professor Manuela Picq, Karl Loewenstein Fellow and Visiting Associate Professor of Political Science and Sexuality, Women's and Gender Studies

Professor Manuela Picq will be Teaching POSC 270 European Union Politics:  Integration and Isintegration and POSC/SWAGS 411 Indigenous Women and World Politics.

 Professor Constantine Pleshakov, Visiting Assistant Professor

Professor Constantine Pleshakov will be teaching POSC 301 Terrorism and Revolution:  A Case Study of Russia.

 

New Political Science Courses Offered for Spring 2018

COLQ 203, On Time:  In Political Thought and Scientific Observations, Professors Poe and Jones

POSC 120, What Went Wrong:  The Media and the 2016 Campaign, Professor Gessen

POSC 200, Topics in International Relations, Professor Machala

POSC/RUSS 253, American's Writing Russia, Professor Gessen

POSC 321, Populism in the Era of Global Capitalism, Professors Basu and Machala

POSC/SWAGS 411, Indigenous Women and World Politics, Professor Picq

POSC 412, Quirky Citizenship:  Autism in the Political Imagination, Professor Bumiller

 

International Relations Certificate Courses in Political Science Offered for Spring 2018

COLQ 337, The Expansion of LGBT Rights in the America's and Beyond, Professor Corrales

POSC 131, War and Refugees, Professor Mattiacci

POSC 200, Topics in International Relations

POSC 232, Political Economy of Development, Professor Corrales

POSC 240, Globalization in Africa, Professor Dendere

POSC 248, Cuba:  The Politics of Extremism, Professor Corrales

POSC/RUSS 253, American's Writing Russia, Professor Gessen

POSC 270, European Union Politics:  Integration and Disintegration, Professor Paul

POSC 301, Terrorism and Revolution:  A Case Study of Russia, Professor Pleshakov

POSC 307, States of Extraction:  Nature and World Politics in the Americas, Professor Picq

POSC 321, Populism in the Era of Global Capitalism, Professors Basu and Machala

POSC/SWAGS 411, Indigenous Woeman and World Politics, Professor Picq

POSC 470, International Migrations and Politics in the Era of Globalization, Professor Paul