People

Faculty

Professor Douglas Amy
Professor of Politics

Douglas Amy is a leading expert on electoral voting systems, including proportional representation, redistricting issues in the United States, and the plight of third party candidacies.

413-538-2667
110 Skinner Hall
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Ali Aslam

Visiting Lecturer of Politics
413-538-3414
304 Skinner
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Calvin Chen, Luce Associate Professor of Politics
Luce Associate Professor of Politics
413-538-2668
108 Skinner Hall
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Kim Yi Dionne

Five College Assistant Professor of Government
413-538-2133
209 Shattuck Hall
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Cora Fernandez Anderson

Assistant Professor of Politics
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Bernard Forjwuor

Mount Holyoke College Fellow and Visiting Lecturer of Politics
413-538-2511
305 Skinner Hall
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Adam Hilton

Visiting Instructor in Politics
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Kavita Khory, Professor of Politics
Professor and Chair of Politics and International Relations

Kavita Khory’s current research explores transnational political mobilization among South Asian diaspora populations in North America and Europe. Locating contemporary forms of migration from South Asia in broader historical and theoretical contexts, Khory’s work focuses on transnational forms of activism and political violence involving diaspora organizations with ties to India, Sri Lanka and Pakistan. Khory regularly teaches courses on world politics, international security, ethnic conflict, propaganda and war, South Asia, and migration.

413-538-2429
105 Skinner Hall
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Associate Professor of Politics

Elizabeth Markovits teaches courses in political theory, ranging from ancient Greek thought to contemporary feminist and democratic theory. She is the author of The Politics of Sincerity: Frank Speech, Plato, and Democratic Judgment. She has published articles on Greek comedy and tragedy, and on women, carework, and democracy in the contemporary United States. Her current research focuses on problems of intergenerational justice in contemporary democratic theory and ancient Greek literature, as well as the intersections between citizenship, art, and responsibility.

413-538-2151
113 Skinner Hall
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Class of 1926 Professor of Politics

Chris Pyle is a teacher, scholar, and political activist whose interests range across history, law, and politics, with an emphasis on civil liberties. He currently teaches courses on constitutional law, civil liberties, American politics, American political thought, and decision making in complex organizations.

413-538-2656
211 Shattuck Hall
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Andrew G. Reiter Assistant Professor of Politics
Assistant Professor of Politics and International Relations

Andrew G. Reiter’s teaching and research focus on conflict resolution, post-conflict peacebuilding, and transitional justice. Broadly, he aims to understand how societies can end political violence, maintain peace, and recover from past atrocities. He has published widely on these topics and is the author of Fighting Over Peace: Spoilers, Peace Agreements, and the Strategic Use of Violence (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016) and co-author of Transitional Justice in Balance: Comparing Processes, Weighing Efficacy (United States Institute of Peace Press, 2010).

413-538-2812
107 Skinner Hall
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Tuesday 2:45-3:45, Thursday 10:45-11:45
Professor of Politics; Chair of Africana Studies, on leave Fall 2016

Preston H. Smith II regularly teaches courses on Urban Policy, Black Migrations, Black Metropolis, and American Politics. He received a Whiting fellowship to study race and social housing in the Netherlands. His research interests include class and African-American politics, neoliberalism, and urban policy, and affordable housing policy. He is the author of Racial Democracy and the Black Metropolis: Housing Policy in Postwar Chicago as well as numerous articles and book chapters.

413-538-3528
214 Shattuck Hall
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Tuesday and Thursday, 4:00-5:30

Staff

Patricia Ware

Academic Department Coordinator
413-538-2132
118 Shattuck Hall
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Tuesdays: 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Emeriti

Professor Emeritus of Politics
413-538-2325
116 Shattuck
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Wednesday, 1:00-3:40
Professor Emeritus of Politics
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Professor Emertius of Politics
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