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Comparative Politics


Erin Beck

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  • Title: Assistant Professor
  • Phone: 541-346-4483
  • Office: 912 PLC
  • Office Hours: Thurs 12:30-3:30 (weeks 1-9); Tues & Thurs 12:30-3:30 (week 10); No finals week hours
  • Interests: Latin American politics, development, gender, NGOs, microfinance, collective action

James Conran

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  • Title: Assistant Professor
  • Office Hours: On-Leave 2017-18
  • Interests: Comparative politics, European politics, political economy

Dennis Galvan

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  • Title: Professor
  • Additional Title: Vice Provost for International Affairs
  • Phone: 541-346-5851
  • Office: 372 Oregon Hall
  • Interests: culture and development, culturally sustainable development, identity and community, political legitimation, multiple forms of modernity, primary field work in West Africa, secondary field work in Indonesia
  • Website: Website
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Craig Kauffman

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  • Title: Assistant Professor of Political Science
  • Additional Title: Participating Faculty in Environmental Studies and Latin American Studies
  • Phone: 541-346-4974
  • Office: 916 PLC
  • Office Hours: Wed 2:00 - 5:00 (weeks 1-10 & Finals Week)
  • Affiliated Departments: Environmental Studies
  • Interests: Global and multilevel governance, environmental politics, climate change, sustainable development, environmental law (particularly Earth Law and Rights of Nature), ecological economics, collaborative governance, transnational networks, democratization
  • Website: Website

Craig Parsons

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  • Title: Professor
  • Additional Title: Department Head
  • Phone: 541-346-4866
  • Office: 940 PLC
  • Office Hours: Wed 12:00 - 3:00 (weeks 1-10); Mon 12-3 (finals week)
  • Interests: Comparative politics, European politics

Yeling Tan

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  • Title: Assistant Professor
  • Office Hours: On-Leave 2017-18
  • Interests: Global economic governance; International political economy; Comparative political economy; Politics of China; Political economy of development
  • Website: Website

Debra Thompson

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  • Title: Associate Professor
  • Phone: 541-346-4487
  • Office: 923 PLC
  • Office Hours: Email for office hours
  • Interests: Race and ethnic politics; Black politics; comparative race studies; diaspora and transnationalism; racial inequality; American political development.

Tuong Vu

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  • Title: Professor
  • Phone: 541-346-6963
  • Office: 918 PLC
  • Office Hours: Fri 11-2 (weeks 1-10 & finals week)
  • Affiliated Departments: Asian Studies
  • Interests: comparative politics, state and society, ideology, contentious politics, East and Southeast Asia

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