American Politics

Our faculty have expertise in public opinion, electoral processes, political psychology, voting behavior, identity politics, judicial politics, and government institutions.

American Politics Faculty

Frank Gonzalez

Frank Gonzalez

Assistant Professor

  • Political psychology
  • Race and politics
  • Biology and politics
Social Sciences 337
Samara Klar

Samara Klar

Associate Professor

  • Political psychology
  • Voter behavior
  • Public opinion
Social Sciences 318-B
William Mishler

William Mishler

Professor

  • Democratization
  • Human trafficking
  • Public opinion/behavior
Social Sciences 314A
Barbara Norrander

Barbara Norrander

Professor

  • American politics
  • Primary elections
  • Gender gap
Social Sciences 326
Lisa Sanchez

Lisa Sanchez

Assistant Professor

  • Racial and ethnic politics
  • Legislative politics
  • Immigration policy
Social Sciences 318D
Yotam Shmargad

Yotam Shmargad

Assistant Professor

  • Online behavior
  • Political communication
  • Social networks
Social Sciences 129
Chris Weber

Chris Weber

Associate Professor

Director of PhD Program

  • American politics
  • Political psychology
  • Methodology
Social Sciences 333
Chad Westerland

Chad Westerland

Associate Professor

  • American politics
  • Law and courts
  • Methodology
Social Sciences 321