Political Experts

University of Oregon researchers can provide expertise on political issues.

To talk to a political expert, email Molly Blancett blancett@uoregon.edu

Angela Addae, School of Law

Civil Rights Law, Social Enterprise Law, Race and the Law

Yvette Alex-Assensoh, Division of Equity and Inclusion

Political Behavior, Racial and Ethnic Politics, American Politics, Immigration (with an emphasis on West African immigrants)

Adell Amos, School of Law Environmental & Natural Resources Program

Drought, Environment, Natural Resources, Wilderness, Conservation, EPA, Policy, Law

Steven Beda, Department of History

Labor History, Environmental History, 20th Century US History, Pacific Northwest Timber Industry, History of Forestry, History of Rural Politics and Rural Protest Movements

Marcilynn A. Burke, School of Law

Natural Resources Law, Property Law, Takings, Eminent Domain, Ballot Initiatives

Bob Bussel, Labor Education and Research Center

Labor Unions, Income Inequality, Immigration, Work, Working Families

Christopher Chávez, School of Journalism and Communication

Popular Culture, Television, Advertising Trends, Race and Ethnicity

Charise Cheney, Department of Indigenous, Race, and Ethnic Studies

African American, Black, Pop Culture, Race, Gender, Sexuality, Rap, Music, Politics, Activism

T. Bettina Cornwell, Department of Marketing

Marketing, Advertising, Sponsorship, Consumer Behavior, Sports Marketing

Nicole Dahmen, School of Journalism and Communication

Visual Communication, Graphic Design, Social Media, Photojournalism, Commemorative Journalism, News Design, Publication Design, Visual Ethics, Visual Identity, Iconic Photographs, Media Technology, Eye-tracking

Jonathan Davis, Department of Economics

Crime, Inequality, Labor Markets, Social Policy

Andrew DeVigal, School of Journalism and Communication

Consumer Behavior, Health Care, Social Media, Trends, Journalism

Greg Dotson, School of Law

Environmental and Natural Resources Law, Energy Law, Climate Change Law and Policy

Michael Fakhri, School of Law

Food, Farming, Food Policy, Environment

Tara Fickle, Department of English

Asian American Literature, History, and Culture, Chinese Americans, US-China Cultural/Social Relations, Race and Identity Politics, Comics, Gaming (including Mobile Games, Video Games, Board Games, and Gambling), Digital Humanities/Electronic Literature

David Frank, Rhetoric, Robert D. Clark Honors College

Rhetoric, Political Speeches, Debate, Public Address, Critical Reasoning, Forensics, Barack Obama, Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Dennis Galvan, Division of Global Engagement

International Development, Developing Countries, Poverty, Global Inequality, Westernization, West Africa, Indonesia, Islam, Ethnic Conflict, Nation Building, Democratization

Alison Gash, Department of Political Science

US Courts, Gender, Race, Sexuality, Same-Sex Marriage, Constitutional Rights, Public Policy, Supreme Court

Erik Girvan, School of Law

Civil Litigation, Conflict and Dispute Resolution, Criminal Law, Appropriate Dispute Resolution, Oregon Child Advocacy Project, Psychology

Craig Kauffman, Department of Political Science

Environmental Politics, Climate Change Policy, Sustainable Development, Environmental Law, Ecological Economics, Indigenous Environmental Law and Practices, Transnational Networks, Collaborative Governance of Forest and Watershed Ecosystems

Peter Laufer, School of Journalism and Communication

Conflict Zones, Ethics, Organic Food, Borders, Private Zoos, Exotic Animals

Regina Lawrence, Agora Journalism Center

Civic Engagement, Voting Behavior, Political Communication, Journalism Innovation

Joseph Lowndes, Department of Political Science

Conservatism, Republicans, Race, Tea Party, Social Movements, Elections

Ed Madison, School of Journalism and Communication

Journalism, Media, Political Journalism

Gabriela Martinez, School of Journalism and Communication

International Communication, Political Economy of Communication, Telecommunication, Human Rights, Collective Memory and the Media, Latin America, Immigration

Ronald Mitchell, Department of Political Science

Environmental Politics, International Relations

Cassandra Moseley, Institute for Resilient Organizations, Communities, and Environments

Wildfire and Climate Resilience, Forest Restoration, Rural Communities and National Forest Policy and Management

Neil O’Brian, Department of Political Science

U.S. Politics, Political Parties, Congress, Public Opinion, Polarization

Craig Parsons, Department of Political Science

European Union, French and British Politics, Brexit, European Refugee Crisis, Debt Crisis

Whitney Phillips, School of Journalism and Communication

Political Communication, Digital Cultures, Media Ecologies, Media Ethics, Online Ethics, Rightwing Media Cultures, Moral Panics, Conspiratorial Belief, Narrative and Identity

Ofer Raban, School of Law

Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Judicial Philosophy

Gerardo Sandoval, School of Planning, Public Policy and Management

Immigration, Urban Planning, Undocumented Workers, Immigrant Neighborhoods, Transportation Planning

Marc Schlossberg, School of Planning, Public Policy and Management

Biking, Transportation, City Planning, Community Development, Environment

Ellen Scott, Department of Sociology

Minimum Wage, Economy, Unemployment, Debt, Labor, Taxes

Priscilla Southwell, Department of Political Science

US Politics, Elections, Vote By Mail, European Politics, Oregon Politics, Political Behavior

Lynn Stephen, Department of Anthropology

Immigration, Asylum, Gendered Violence, DACA, Dreamers

Blair Thomas, School of Planning, Public Policy and Management

Citizen Engagement, Public Administration, Public Marketing, Strategic Management, Sport and Athlete Protest

Daniel Tichenor, Department of Political Science

American Presidency, Immigration, Elections, Politics, President Jimmy Carter, Social Movements, Political Parties

Elizabeth Tippett, School of Law

Employment Law, Behavioral Ethics, Decision Making

Julie Weise, Department of History

Race, Immigration, Latino Immigration, Migration, Identity, Immigration Policy

Anita M. Weiss, Department of Global Studies

Pakistan, Afghanistan, Muslim World, Political Islam, Muslim Women’s Rights, International Development

Mary Wood, School of Law Environmental & Natural Resources Program

Environment, Climate Change, Youth Climate Change Lawsuit, Native Lands, Atmospheric Trust Litigation

Priscilla Yamin, Department of Political Science

Marriage, Gender, Women, Politics, Women in Politics, LGBT, Race, Religion, Civil Rights