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Spring 2021

Section 6468 of HIST17.1
History of the United States to 1877 -- : Jan 26 - May 21 2021
This section is offered fully online. There are mandatory online class meetings during the times listed in the schedule of classes.

Section 6534 of POLS1
Introduction to United States Government -- : Jan 25 - May 21 2021
This section is offered fully online. There are mandatory online class meetings during the times listed in the schedule of classes.

Section 6535 of POLS1
Introduction to United States Government -- : Jan 26 - May 21 2021
This section is offered fully online. There are mandatory online class meetings during the times listed in the schedule of classes.

Section 6551 of HIST4.2
History of Western Civilization from 1648 C.E. -- : Jan 25 - May 21 2021
This section is offered fully online. There are mandatory online class meetings during the times listed in the schedule of classes.

Section 8369 of HIST17.1
History of the United States to 1877 -- : Jan 26 - May 21 2021
This section is offered fully online. There are mandatory online class meetings during the times listed in the schedule of classes.

Fall 2020

Section 1988 of POLS1
Introduction to United States Government -- : Sep 01 - Dec 11 2020
This is a fully online Petaluma Transfer Track class and is open to all students. Transfer Track classes start late and end early and do not meet during finals week. There are mandatory class meetings once a week on Tuesday from 10:30-12:00pm. After registering for this class, sign-in to Canvas for additional detail.

Section 2622 of POLS1
Introduction to United States Government -- : Sep 01 - Dec 11 2020
This is a fully online Petaluma Transfer Track class and is open to all students. Transfer Track classes start late and end early and do not meet during finals week. There are mandatory class meetings once a week on Tuesday from 1:30-3:00pm. After registering for this class, sign-in to Canvas for additional detail.

Section 3078 of HIST17.1
History of the United States to 1877 -- : Aug 17 - Dec 11 2020
This class is offered fully online. There are mandatory class meetings once a week on Monday from 9:00-10:30am. After registering for this class, sign-in to Canvas for additional details.

Section 3697 of HIST17.1
History of the United States to 1877 -- : Sep 01 - Dec 11 2020
This is a fully online Petaluma Transfer Track class and is open to all students. Transfer Track classes start late and end early and do not meet during finals week. There are mandatory class meetings once a week on Tuesday from 9:00-10:30am. After registering for this class, sign-in to Canvas for additional detail.

Section 3698 of HIST17.1
History of the United States to 1877 -- : Aug 17 - Dec 11 2020
This class is offered fully online. There are mandatory class meetings once a week on Monday from 12:00-1:30pm. After registering for this class, sign-in to Canvas for additional details.

Ph.D. in Political Science, Boston University, 2012

M.A. in European Studies, New York University, 2006

B.A in History and International Affairs, Lafayette College, 2004

Semester Studying U.S. Foreign Policy, American University, Spring 2003

Academic Experience

Assistant Professor of Political Science, American University of Sharjah, 2014-2020

Lecturer, University of California, Riverside, 2013-2014

Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science, Occidental College, 2013

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Boston University, 2007-2010

I have always been interested in both the study of politics and history. Accordingly, I decided to make it my life's work. Besides a Ph.D. in Political Science from Boston University, I have an M.A. in European Studies from New York University and a B.A. in History and International Affairs from Lafayette College. I also studied U.S. foreign policy for a semester at the American University in the spring of 2003. I have taught both history and political science as an Assistant Professor of Political Science in the Department of International Studies at the American University of Sharjah (AUS) from 2014 to 2020. Before moving to the UAE, I also taught at politics at UC, Riverside and Occidental College from 2013 to 2014.

I also love to travel. I am have been to more than 30 countries and have lived in the Netherlands, Taiwan, Poland, Malaysia, the Czech Republic, and the UAE. However, nowadays I call California "home". I like it here so much that I became U.S. citizen in San Diego in 2014.

Professional Areas of Interest

I am interested in American Politics, Dutch Politics, West European Politics, the Politics of Identity, Immigration Politics, Modern European History, and Modern American History.

Presentations and Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

2015. "Ideas and the Study of Political Parties: The Added Value of Discursive Institutionalist Approach." Revista Uruguaya de Ciencia Politica [Uruguayan Political Science Review] 24(2): 15-27

2014. "Semi-Structured Interviewing: Socio-Cultural Issues and Dutch Politicians." SAGE Research Methods Cases. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/978144627305014534172

2012. "Discussing Immigrants, Identity, and Europe: Implications for the Dutch Party System." Open Citizenship 3(1): 8-35

2011. With John Gerring, Daniel Ziblatt, and Julian Arevalo. "An Institutional Theory of Direct and Indirect Rule." World Politics 63(3). July: 377-433

 

Book Reviews

2020. Radical Right-Wing Populist Parties in Western Europe: Into the Mainstream? by Tjitske Akkerman, Sarah L. de Lange, and Matthijs Rooduijn. Party Politics 26(3), 347-348

2015. Varieties of Right-Wing Extremism in Europe, by Andrea Mammone, Emmanuel Godin, and Brian Jenkins. Party Politics 21(4), 660-661

2014. European Integration: From Nation-States to Member States, by Chris J. Bickerton. West European Politics 37(1), 224-225

2013. Political Conflict in Western Europe, by Hanspeter Kriesi, Edgar Grande, Martin Dolezal, Marc Helbling, Dominic Hoglinger, Swen Hutten, and Bruno Wuest. West European Politics 36(5), 1109-1110