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Faculty

Full-Time Faculty

Ira BloomIra Bloom, J.D.
Email: ira.bloom@lehman.cuny.edu
Phone: 718-960-8095
Office: Carman Hall 373
Rank: Professor
Degrees: B.A., City College of New York; J.D., Harvard University
Areas of Expertise: American Politics; Constitutional Law - Profile


Duran Fiack, Ph.D.
Email: duran.fiack@lehman.cuny.edu
Phone: 347-577-4037
Office: Carman Hall, 364
Rank: Assistant Professor
Degrees: B.A., California State University, Sacramento; M.S., University of California, Davis; Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz
Areas of Expertise: State and Local Environmental Politics & Policy; Science Policy; Natural Resource Management & Policy; Public Policy; Urban Politics & Governance. Profile


Jeannette Graulau Jeannette Graulau, Ph.D.
Email: jeannette.graulau@lehman.cuny.edu
Phone: 718-960-8738
Office: Carman Hall, 363
Rank: Associate Professor
Degrees: B.A., University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus; Ph.D., Syracuse University
Areas of Expertise: Political Economy of Development;
Latin America - Profile

 

Elhum Haghighat, Ph.D.Elhum Haghighat, Ph.D.
Email: elhum.haghighat@lehman.cuny.edu
Office Phone: 347-577-4051
Office: Carman Hall, 359
Rank: Professor/ Department Chair
Degrees: B.A., Rutgers University; M.A., University of Texas at Arlington; Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park
Areas of Expertise: Political and Contextual Demography; Developement and Democratization; Gender Politics;
Middle East & North Africa - Profile

Tomohisa HattoriTomohisa Hattori, Ph.D.
Email: tomohisa.hattori@lehman.cuny.edu
Phone: 718-960-8470
Office: Carman Hall, 363A
Rank: Assistant Professor
Degrees: B.A., Sarah Lawrence College; M.A.L.D., Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University; Ph.D., Yale University
Areas of Expertise: Critical international relations theory; international political economy of development aid - Profile

J. MohorcichJ. Mohorčich, Ph.D.
Email: joseph.mohorcich@lehman.cuny.edu
Office Phone: 718-960-8420
Office: Carman Hall, 364
Rank: Assistant Professor
Degrees: B.A., Occidental College; Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University
Areas of Expertise: Science and politics; literature and politics; infrastructure; pragmatism - Profile


Renshon StanleyStanley Renshon, Ph.D.
Email: stanley.renshon@lehman.cuny.edu
Phone: 718-960-8517
Office: Carman Hall, 373
Rank: Professor
Degrees: B.A., Rutgers University School of International Service; M.A., University of Pennsylvania; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania; Certificate in Psychoanalysis
Areas of Expertise: Presidential Politics; Political Psychology; American Immigration and National Identity - Profile


Part-time Faculty

Dinsmore CampbellDinsmore Campbell, J.D.
dinsmore.campbell@lehman.cuny.edu
Phone: 718-960-8517
Office: Carman Hall, 357

Degrees: B.A., Lehman College, City University of New York, Political Science; J.D., Brooklyn Law School

Areas of scholarship: US Politics, Criminal Justice



Stephon BoatwrightStephon Boatwright, Ph.D. candidate
sboatwright@gradcenter.cuny.edu
Phone: 718-960-8517
Office: Carman Hall, 357

Degrees: B.A., State University of New York, Oswego, Political Science; M.A., University of Colorado, Denver; Social Science Education; M.A., City University of New York, Graduate Center, Political Science; Ph.D. Candidate, CUNY Graduate Center, Political Science 

Areas of scholarship: Political Theory: Violence and terrorism, political ideology formation

Judith Duncker Judith Duncker, Ph.D.
judith.duncker@lehman.cuny.edu
Phone: 718-960-8517
Office: Carman Hall, 357

Degrees: B.A., Rutgers University, Political Science; M.A., Fordham University International Political Economy and development; Ph.D. CUNY Graduate Center, Political Science

Areas of scholarship: International Political Economy with a focus on the Global South, Information and Communication Technology [ICT] and Development

Sarah Lenfest Sarah Lenfest, Ph.D. candidate
slenfest@grandcenter.cuny.edu
Phone: 718-960-8517
Office: Carman Hall, 357

Degrees: B.A., Williams College, Political Science and Music Performance; M.A., New School for Social Research, Politics (Political Theory); Ph.D. candidate, CUNY Graduate Center, Political Science

Areas of scholarship: Political Theory


Barry Murdaco Barry Murdaco, Ph.D.
bmurdaco@gradcenter.cuny.edu
Phone: 718-960-8517
Office: Carman Hall, 357

Degrees: B.A. Rutgers University, Political Science and Religion (double major); Ph.D., CUNY Graduate Center, Political Science

Areas of scholarship: Political Theory


Kamran Moshref Kamran Moshref, Ph.D. candidate
kmoshref@gradcenter.cuny.edu
Phone: 718-960-8517
Office: Carman Hall, 357

Degrees: B.A. University of British Columbia, Political Science; Ph.D. candidate, CUNY Graduate Center, Political Science

Areas of scholarship: Political Theory, International Relations

 


Nicholas PehlmanNicholas Pehlman, Ph.D.
npehlman@gradcenter.cuny.edu
Phone: 718-960-8517
Office: Carman Hall, 357

Degrees: B.A., St. John's University, Government & Politics; M.A., St. John's University, Government & Politics; Ph.D., CUNY Graduate Center, Political Science

Areas of scholarship: Criminal Justice, International Relations, Comparative Politics, US Foreign Policy, American Politics and Eurasian Politics (Russia, Ukraine and former USSR states)

Terri Peterson Terri Peterson, Ph.D.
terri.peterson@lehman.cuny.edu
Phone: 718-960-8517
Office: Carman Hall, 357

Degrees: B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison, Political Science and International Relations; Ph.D., University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Political Science

Areas of scholarship: History of European political thought (modern and post-modern); Arendt; Bioethics (eugenics, genetics, reproductive and enhancement technologies); Democratic theory; critical theory

Kate Pok-Carabalona Kate Pok-Carabalona, Ph.D. candidate
kate.pokcarabalona@lehman.cuny.edu
Phone: 718-960-8517
Office: Carman Hall, 357

Degrees: B.A., Cornell University, Sociology; M.A., CUNY Graduate Center; Ph.D. Candidate, CUNY Graduate Center

Areas of scholarship: Migration, Quantitative Methods, Political Sociology, Asian-American Immigrants


Scott RatnerScott Ratner, Ph.D. candidate
sratner@gradcenter.cuny.edu
Phone: 718-960-8517
Office: Carman Hall, 357

Degrees: B.A., University of Maryland; M.A., University of Chicago and the University of Haifa; Ph.D. candidate, CUNY Graduate Center

Areas of scholarship: International Relations, Political Economy of International Trade, Security Studies, Middle East & North Africa, and Central Asia

Jason SchulmanJason Schulman, Ph.D.
jason.schulman@lehman.cuny.edu
Phone: 718-960-8517
Office: Carman Hall, 357

Degrees: B.A., Oberlin College, English; Ph.D., CUNY Graduate Center, Political Science

Areas of scholarship: Political Theory, Comparative Politics, Political Economy


Michael VillanovaMichael Villanova, Ph.D. candidate
mvillanova@gradcenter.cuny.edu
Phone: 718-960-8517
Office: Carman Hall, 357

Degrees: B.A., City College of New York, Philosophy and Jewish Studies; M.A., CUNY Graduate Center, Political Science; Ph.D. candidate, CUNY Graduate Center, Political Science

Areas of scholarship: Political Theory, Urban Politics


Milo Ward Milo Ward, Ph.D. candidate
mward@gradcenter.cuny.edu
Phone: 718-960-8517
Office: Carman Hall, 357

Degrees: B.A., Bard College, Political Science; M.A., CUNY Graduate Center, Political Science; Ph.D. candidate, CUNY Graduate Center, Political Science

Areas of scholarship: political theory of the police; historical materialism; liberal and democratic theory; capitalism and colonialism; US politics

Asher Wycoff Asher Wycoff, Ph.D. candidate
awycoff@gradcenter.cuny.edu
Phone: 718-960-8517
Office: Carman Hall, 357

Degrees: B.A., Political Science, Western Washington University; M.A. Political Science; Ph.D. candidate, CUNY Graduate Center, Political Science

Areas of scholarship: Political Theory, Comparative Politics

Alper Yildiz Alper Yildiz, Ph.D. candidate
alper.yildiz@lehman.cuny.edu
Phone: 718-960-8517
Office: Carman Hall, 357

Degrees: B.S., Business Administration and Management, Bilkent University; M.A., Political Science, Sabanci University; Ph.D. Candidate, Political Science, CUNY Graduate Center

Areas of scholarship: Comparative Politics: Regime Change, Democratization, Erosion and Breakdown of Democracy, Public Opinion


Affiliated Faculty

 

Emeriti Faculty

Young Kun KimYoung Kun Kim, Ph.D. (Retired as of January 2018)
Date of Service: 1967 - 2017
Rank: Associate Professor
Degrees: B.A., Bucknell University; Ph.D. Columbia University
Areas of Expertise: History of Western Political Thoughts; Classical Non-Western Social and Political Thoughts - Profile



Donna KirchheimerDonna Kirchheimer, Ph.D. (Retired as of August 2018)
Date of Service: 1987 - 2018
Rank: Associate Professor
Degrees and Sources of Degrees: B.A., University of Chicago; Ph.D., Columbia University
Areas of Expertise: American Politics;
Urban Politics and Government - Profile