Frank Anechiarico, the Maynard-Knox Professor of Law

A.B., Hamilton College; A.M. and Ph.D., Indiana University
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Areas of expertise: public administration, public ethics and law and society

Frank Anechiarico studies constitutional law and public administration. He is managing editor of Public Integrity, a journal of the American Society of Public Administration. He co-authored with James Jacobs The Pursuit of Absolute Integrity and with Eugene Lewis Urban America: Politics and Policy. Anechiarico is widely published in scholarly journals including Public Administration Review, Urban Affairs Quarterly and Criminal Justice Ethics. Anechiarico was a research fellow of the Center for Research on Crime and Justice at New York University Law School during 1991-92 and at NYU Law School in 2003. He was distinguished visiting professor of law at the United States Air Force Academy in 2008-09. Other visiting positions include the United States Military Academy at West Point, John Jay College of Criminal Justice and Linnaeus University, Sweden.

Alan Cafruny, the Henry Platt Bristol Professor of International Relations

B.A., Kenyon College; M.Sc., University of London; M.A. and Ph.D., Cornell University
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Areas of expertise: international political economy, European politics, U.S. foreign policy

A widely regarded scholar of international relations, European politics and the European Union, Alan Cafruny is an expert on the political economy of the European Union and U.S. foreign policy including U.S.-European and U.S.-Russian relations. He has published numerous books and articles, most recently From the Golden Age to the Ordoliberal Iron Cage: The Political Economy of the European Union (co-authored with Magnus Ryner), forthcoming 2016; Exploring the Global Financial Crisis (co-edited with Herman Schwartz, 2013); and Europe at Bay: In the Shadow of U.S. Hegemony (co-authored with Magnus Ryner, 2007). His work has been translated into French, Italian, Spanish and Russian.

Peter Cannavò, Associate Professor of Government

A.B., Harvard University; M.P.A., Princeton University; Ph.D., Harvard University
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Areas of expertise: environmental political theory, republican political thought, environmental politics, land use politics, political geography and climate change

Peter F. Cannavò is the author of The Working Landscape: Founding, Preservation, and the Politics of Place. He contributed to the volumes The Oxford Handbook of Environmental Political Theory, The Encyclopedia of Political Theory, The Environmental Politics of Sacrifice and Political Theory and Global Climate Change. He is co-editor (with Joseph H. Lane, Jr.) of Engaging Nature: Environmentalism, Concepts of Nature, and the Study of the Political Theory Canon, a collection on environmental insights from the political theory canon. He is currently writing To the Thousandth Generation, a book about the theoretical and historical connections between environmentalism and civic republicanism in the U.S. Cannavò has published in various peer-reviewed journals, including Environmental Politics, Environmental Values, and Political Theory, and has also contributed opinion pieces to several media outlets, including The Huffington Post and USA Today. Cannavò works and teaches in the areas of political theory; environmental theory, politics, and history; geography and the politics of place; and ethics and public policy. He is currently Director of Hamilton’s Environmental Studies Program.

Erica De Bruin, Assistant Professor of Government

B.A. Columbia University; M.A., M.Phil, Ph.D., Yale University
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Areas of expertise: international security, civil-military relations, coups d'etat, international conflict and civil war

Erica De Bruin's research interests include civil-military relations, military effectiveness, international conflict and civil war. Her current research focuses on how to prevent military coups and how violent conflict escalates. De Bruin worked previously as a research associate in U.S. foreign policy and international law at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, D.C., and taught international relations to high school students through the United Nations Association’s Global Classrooms Program. She received her doctorate from the Department of Political Science at Yale University in 2014.

Gbemende Johnson, Assistant Professor of Government

B.A., Georgia State University; M.A., University; Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
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Areas of expertise: American politics, executive branch institutions, judicial institutions and bureaucratic politics

Gbemende Johnson's research interests are American institutions, judicial politics and executive branch politics, with a strong secondary interest in political theory. Her work has appeared in the American Journal of Political Science. She recently received a grant from Rutgers’ University Center on the American Governor to examine state supreme court deference to executive power. Johnson is working on one project that explores the non-delegation doctrine in the states and on another that examines state implementation of portions of the Americans with Disabilities Act. She received her doctorate in political science from Vanderbilt University.

Philip Klinkner, the James S. Sherman Professor and Chair of Government

B.A., Lake Forest College; M.A., Yale University; M.Phil., Yale University; Ph.D., Yale University
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Areas of expertise: American politics, political parties, campaigns and elections, race and American politics

Philip Klinkner is an expert on American politics, including parties and elections, race relations, Congress and the presidency. He is the former director of the Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center. Klinkner has written extensively on a variety of topics related to American politics. His books include The Losing Parties: Out-Party National Committees, 1956-1993 and Midterm: The 1994 Elections in Perspective. His book The Unsteady March: The Rise and Decline of Racial Equality in America (with Rogers Smith) received the 2000 Horace Mann Bond Book Award from Harvard University’s Afro-American Studies Department and W.E.B DuBois Institute. He received his doctorate from Yale University. 

Robert Martin, Professor of Government

B.A., University of Connecticut; Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
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Areas of expertise: American political thought, democratic theory, early modern political thought, philosophy of social science and constitutional law

Robert Martin is the author of Government By Dissent: Protest, Resistance, and Radical Democratic Thought in the Early American Republic and The Free and Open Press: The Founding of American Democratic Press Liberty. He co-edited, with Hamilton Professor Douglas Ambrose, The Many Faces of Alexander Hamilton: The Life and Legacy of America's Most Elusive Founding Father. Martin's work has appeared in History of Political Thought, Polity and elsewhere. A recipient of the Class of 1963 Excellence in Teaching Award, Martin has held research fellowships at the New-York Historical Society and the American Antiquarian Society.

Omobolaji Olarinmoye, Visiting Assistant Professor of Government

B.S., M.S. and Ph.D., University of Ibadan; M.Phil., Institut d`etudes Politique
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Areas of expertise: comparative politics, African politics, international development studies, religion and development and contentious politics

Omobolaji Olarinmoye has published articles, book chapters and monographs about African politics and Nigerian government and politics, development studies, peacekeeping and post-conflict peace-building and faith-based development. He has a doctorate in comparative politics from the University of Ibadan. Olarinmoye's doctoral thesis on the politics of ethnic mobilization among the Yoruba of southwestern Nigeria was awarded the Best Thesis Prize in Nigerian Politics and Government from the Department of Political Science at University of Ibadan in 2007. He recently completed a post-doctoral Global Leaders Fellowship sponsored by University of Oxford and Princeton University.

Stephen Orvis, Associate Dean of Students for Academics and Professor of Government

B.A., Pomona College; M.A. and Ph.D., University of Wisconsin
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Areas of expertise: African politics and development; democratization, especially in Africa; civil society and issues of diversity in democracies

Stephen Orvis studies comparative politics with an emphasis on Africa. He served as an international election observer in Kenya's transitional elections to democratic rule and led Hamilton students on the Kenya Field School in summer 2000 and 2004. He and Carol Ann Drogus published the textbook Introducing Comparative Politics: Concepts and Cases in Context (CQ Press, 3rd edition, 2014). Orvis' articles on rural development in Kenya and African democratization have appeared in African Studies Review, Africa Today, Studies in Comparative International Development, Journal of Modern African Studies, and Journal of Asian and African Studies. His book, The Agrarian Question in Kenya, is published with University Presses of Florida. Orvis earned his doctorate at the University of Wisconsin.

Sharon Werning Rivera, Associate Professor of Government

B.A., University of California at Davis; M.A., Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS); M.A., University of Michigan; Ph.D., University of Michigan
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Areas of expertise: democratization, Russian politics, elite transformation and diffusion of ideas

Sharon Werning Rivera, who earned a doctorate at the University of Michigan, specializes in the post-communist countries of Eurasia with an emphasis on Russia. Rivera's research and teaching interests are in the field of comparative politics with emphases on democratization, elite political culture, the transformation of elites in post-communist settings and the diffusion of ideas. Her articles have appeared in Perspectives on Politics, Political Studies and elsewhere. Also, she has published pedagogical articles on the use of active learning strategies in the classroom. In 2012-13 she was a Fulbright U.S. Scholar to the Russian Federation.

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