Politics

The University of Oregon's politics experts study policy and political impacts on food justice, elections, environment, immigration, race, and the 99%. Below find the full list of experts in politics. To refine, click on one of the sub-topics listed in the menu at the left.

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Adell Amos, School of Law Environmental & Natural Resources Program

Adell Amos is an expert in water law and policy, natural resource law and resource management, especially related to drought and water rights. She can also speak to policy and law related to public lands, conservation, and wilderness.

Charise Cheney, Department of Ethnic Studies

Charise Cheney is an expert in African-American pop culture and how it relates to race, gender and sexuality. She studies pop culture phenomena, like the "blackification" of white pop singers, and the history of rap as it ties to black culture and poitics.

Bettina Cornwell

T. Bettina Cornwell, Department of Marketing

Bettina Cornwell is an expert in advertising and marketing. Her primary research interest is in difficult and high context communications where many things are left unsaid and meaning is derived from actors, symbols, logos, and the social milieu.

Bob Bussell, Director of the Labor Education Research Center and Associate Professor of History

Bob Bussel, Labor Education and Research Center

Bob Bussel is an expert in labor unions and related politics, especially income inequality, immigrant workers, and topics related to paid sick leave, the work-family divide, labor standards, and labor relations.

Christopher Chávez, School of Journalism and Communication

Christopher Chávez is an expert in media studies and how it relates to popular culture, advertising and issues of race and ethnicity. He is especially well-versed in representation of marginalized populations, including the lack of Latinos in music, television and film and about LGBTQ-targeted advertising.

Stuart Chinn, School of Law

Stuart Chinn is an expert in constitutional law, constitutional legislation and legal and political history. He studies politics, identity, race, gender, American political community and judicial conceptions of community in the context of public education cases.

Nicole Dahmen, School of Journalism and Communication

Nicole Dahmen is an expert in visual communication. Her research focuses on ethical and technological issues in visual communication, with an emphasis on photojournalism in the digital age. Visual media coverage of political campaigns, military conflict, natural disasters, and social issues are some examples of topics where her expertise would be valuable.

Andrew DeVigal, School of Journalism and Communication

Andrew DeVigal is an expert in social media, specifically consumer behavior, trends, and civic engagement. He is especially interested in the use of social media to inform and move people to action on social issues.

Michael Fakhri

Michael Fakhri, School of Law Environmental & Natural Resources Program

Michael Fakhri is an expert in food policy, the U.S. Farm Bill, TWAIL (Third World Approaches to International Law), and trade and development in the Middle East.

David Frank, Rhetoric, Robert D. Clark Honors College

David Frank is an expert in rhetoric, critical reasoning, public address and debate. His research explores the role rhetoric and argumentation plays to resolve conflict without violence.

Dennis Galvan, International Affairs, Departments of Political Science and International Studies

Dennis Galvan is an expert in international development, global inequality, westernization, ethnic conflict, nation building and democratization. At the University of Oregon, he is a professor of political science and international studies and vice provost for international affairs. 

Alison Gash, Department of Political Science

Alison Gash is an expert in U.S. courts, gender, race, sexuality, same-sex marriage, constitutional rights and public policy. Her research explores how advocates work to overcome contentious policy debates and how their efforts ultimately influence the "facts on the ground."

Angela Joya

Angela Joya, Department of International Studies

Angela Joya is an expert in Middle East conflict areas, such as ISIS in Egypt and Syria, and the related experiences of refugees and women.

Loren Kajikawa, Musicology and Ethnomusicology

Loren Kajikawa is an expert in hip-hop music, American ethnic and protest music. His first book, “Sounding Race in Rap Songs,” traces the changing sounds of race in rap songs over the last 35 years.

Craig Kauffman, Department of Political Science

Craig Kauffman is an expert in environmental politics (with a focus on climate change policy, sustainable development, and natural resource management); environmental law (particularly the development of Earth Law and rights of nature), indigenous environmental law and practices, collaborative governance of forest and watershed ecosystems, and financing forest and watershed conservation. Craig uses this expertise to examine new, alternative global governance regimes, transnational networks, and the reasons global norms change. At the University of Oregon, he is an assistant professor of political science and participating faculty in Environmental Studies and Latin American Studies. 

Peter Laufer, School of Journalism and Communication

Peter Laufer is an expert in ethics, especially related to organic food and GMO labeling, borders, migration, reporting in conflict zones, and journalistic integrity. He has investigated the mislabeling of organic foods from other countries, and the international black market for animal breeding. 

Regina Lawrence, Turnbull Portland Center and Agora Journalism Center

Regina Lawrence is an expert in civic engagement, journalism innovation, and political communication.

Joseph Lowndes, Department of Political Science

Joseph Lowndes is an expert on conservativism, the Tea Party, social movements, the GOP, race and elections. He studies how political movements, like the Tea Party, come to be, and the role of race and gender in politics. 

Ed Madison, School of Journalism and Communication

Ed Madison is an expert in journalism and media with 27 years' experience as an executive producer and director of network television, film and commercial projects. He is a founding producer at CNN.

Gabriela Martinez, School of Journalism and Communication

Gabriela Martinez is an expert in international communications, the political economy of communications, human rights and social movements. An international award-winning documentary filmmaker, Gabriela has produced, directed or edited more than a dozen ethnographic and social documentaries.

Cassandra Moseley, Institute for a Sustainable Environment

Cassandra Moseley is an expert in natural resource policy, including forest, wildfire, bioenergy, rural development policy and federal land management. At the University of Oregon, she is a research professor and director of the Ecosystem Workforce Program.

Craig Parsons, Department of Political Science

Craig Parsons is an expert in the European Union and French and British politics. At the University of Oregon, he is a professor and department head in political science. Craig has published articles on a wide range of European politics. He can speak about recent issues, such as Brexit and the European refugee and debt crisis.

Gerardo Sandoval, expert in the roles of immigrants in community regeneration

Gerardo Sandoval, Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management

Gerardo Sandoval is an expert in immigration, urban planning and undocumented workers, especially related to the Latino/a immigrant community. He also studies the effects of urban redevelopment on immigrant neighborhoods. 

Marc Schlossberg, Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management

Marc Schlossberg is an expert in city planning and sustainable development, especially related to transportation and how to retrofit communities to better support biking and walking. 

Ellen Scott, Department of Sociology

Ellen Scott is an expert in welfare, minimum wage, and income inequality especially in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest.

Azim Shariff, Department of Psychology

Azim Shariff is an expert in morality, religion and cultural and evolutionary psychology. His research looks at the psychology of morals, religion and cultural systems and how religion affects minds and society.

Daniel Tichenor, Philip H. Knight Professor of Social Science, expert in immigration, elections, and politics

Daniel Tichenor, Department of Political Science

Daniel J. Tichenor is an expert in immigration, elections, the U.S. presidency, politics, and the influence of interest groups and social movements on the U.S. government.

Héctor Tobar, School of Journalism and Communication

Héctor Tobar is an expert storyteller and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist whose work examines the lives of Latin American immigrants, the working class, and inequality. 

Julie Weise, Department of History

Julie Weise is an expert on immigration, Latino immigration, race and identity. Her book, Corazon de Dixie: Mexicanos in the U.S. South looks at the history of Mexican immigration and immigration policy.

Mary Wood, School of Law Environmental & Natural Resources Program

Mary Wood is an expert in environmental law and originated Atmospheric Trust Litigation. She studies law related to natural resources, public trust, federal Indian law, public lands, wildlife, and hazardous waste. Her research related to Atmospheric Trust Litigation holds governments accountable for reducing carbon pollution, and is actively argued in courts worldwide.

Priscilla Yamin, expert in marriage, women, gender roles and assistant professor

Priscilla Yamin, Department of Political Science

Priscilla Yamin is an expert on politics, women in politics and the role of marriage in U.S. political history. She specifically explores how politicizing marriage has been used as a means to grant and withold rights from people of color, women, LGBT people, and low-income Americans.