Comparative Politics

Our faculty are experts in comparative political economy and institutions, with a focus on regime change, party politics, and elite behavior.

Comparative Politics Faculty

Jennifer Cyr

Jennifer Cyr

Associate Professor

  • Comparative politics
  • Democracy and representation
  • Qualitative and mixed methods
Social Sciences 328A2
Paulette Kurzer

Paulette Kurzer

Professor

Director of MA ISS Program

  • Comparative politics
  • European integration
  • Welfare state
Social Sciences 323
William Mishler

William Mishler

Professor

  • Democratization
  • Human trafficking
  • Public opinion/behavior
Social Sciences 314A
Javier Osorio

Javier Osorio

Assistant Professor

  • Comparative politics
  • Political and criminal violence
  • Natural language processing
Social Sciences 125
Paul Schuler

Paul Schuler

Assistant Professor

  • Political institutions
  • Authoritarian regimes
  • Southeast Asia
Social Sciences 318
John P. (Pat) Willerton

John P. (Pat) Willerton

Professor

  • Comparative politics
  • Russian politics
  • Political elites
Social Sciences 316