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Experts Directory - Politics and Government: Domestic

Bernardo Attias

Department of Communication Studies
work: (818) 677-6895 / 2853
email:

  • War on terrorism
  • Media studies
  • Rhetorical studies
  • Political campaigns
  • Freedom of speech
  • Technology
  • Crime and punishment
  • Drug war
  • Peace and conflict
  • History of sexuality

 

Lawrence Becker

Department of Political Science
work: (818) 677-3478
email:

  • Congress
  • Presidency
  • National elections
  • Presidential elections
  • Congressional procedures

 

Elizabeth Blakey

Department of Journalism
work: (818) 677-3144
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  • First Amendment
  • Civil liberties
  • Social movements
  • Media law
  • Copyright
  • Libel

 

Don Brownlee

Department of Communication Studies
work: (818) 677-2633
email:

  • Political communication and debate
  • Nonverbal communication
  • Courtroom communication
  • First Amendment
  • Parliamentary procedure
  • Persuasion and influence

 

Kenya Covington

Department of Urban Studies and Planning
work: (818) 677-6463
email:   

  

Nicholas Dungey

Department of Political Science
work: (818) 677-7231
email:

  • Political philosophy
  • Modern and postmodern political theory
  • Modern and postmodern political language
  • Modern and postmodern political power
  • Modern and postmodern political identity

 

Melisa Galvan

Department of Chicana/o Studies
work: (818) 677-7356
email: mgalvan@csun.edu 
Also speaks: Spanish

  • History of Mexico, especially the 19th century
  • Borderlands history
  • Latin American history
  • History of Contraband
  • Chicano/Latino history
  • Political economy
  • Port studies

 

 

Marc R. Hamer

Department of Psychology
work: (818) 677-2827
email:

  • Psychopathology
  • Psychoanalytical psychology
  • Object relations
  • Personality disorders
  • Attachment theory
  • Jungian psychology
  • Romantic love
  • Spirituality and human behavior
  • The influence of media on human behavior
  • The psychology of politics and political campaigns
  • Personality characteristics and sales performance
  • Author: “Personality Characteristics and Superior Sales Performance” and “Marketing Yourself as a Psychotherapist”

 

Tom Hogen-Esch

Department of Political Science
work: (818) 677-3484
email: tom.hogen-esch@csun.edu

  • Los Angeles politics
  • Urban issues
  • California politics
  • American government

 

John Kephart III

Department of Communication Studies
work: (818) 677-3043
email: john.iii@csun.edu

  • Gender and media
  • Pop culture and identity
  • Political debates and campaigns

 

Robert Krol

Department of Economics
work: (818) 677-2430 / 2462
email:

  • International economics  
  • State budget and tax issues

 

Marta Cristina López-Garza

Department of Gender and Women’s Studies
Department of Chicana/o Studies
work: (818) 677-6488 / 4785
email: marta.lopez-garza@csun.edu
Also speaks: Spanish

  • Economic development
  • Ethnographic field research
  • Formerly incarcerated women
  • Immigration and public policy
  • Race and class studies
  • Urban sociology
  • Women’s/feminist studies
  • Documentary filmmaking from a social science perspective
  • Visual sociology (photography)
  • Member, Community Coalition for Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment, South Los Angeles
  • Member, Institute for the Renewal of the California Draw
  • Co-author: “Regions That Work: How Cities and Suburbs Can Grow Together”
  • Co-editor: “Asian and Latino Immigrants in a Restructuring Economy: The Metamorphosis of Los Angeles”
  • Documentary: “‘When Will the Punishment End?’ Formerly Incarcerated Women Rebuilding Their Lives”

 

Peter J. Marston

Department of Communication Studies
work: (818) 677-2797 / 2853
email: peter.marston@csun.edu

  • The experience and communication of romantic love
  • Cultural study of media communication
  • Political arguments and debate
  • Popular music criticism
  • Popular culture censorship

 

Breny Mendoza

Department of Gender and Women’s Studies
work: (818) 677-5641
email: breny.mendoza@csun.edu
Also speaks: German, Spanish

  • Political theory
  • Feminist theory
  • Latin American studies
  • Queer theory
  • Social movements
  • Gender planning
  • Author: “The Making of the Honduran Feminist Movement,” “Rethinking the Political” and “Rethinking Feminism in the Americas”

 

Henrik P. Minassians

Department of Urban Studies & Planning
work: (818) 677-5115
email: henrik.minassians@csun.edu
Also speaks: Armenian, Farsi

  • Public policy and public administration
  • County government
  • Local politics
  • Performance management and governance issues related to the public sector
  • Author: “Performance Reporting in Higher Education”

 

James A. Mitchell

Department of Political Science
work: (818) 677-2673
email:

  • United States foreign policy
  • International organizations; World Bank, IMF, UN, etc.
  • Central and Eastern European affairs
  • American government, particularly presidential elections
  • Author: “Studies in American Foreign Policy,” “Readings in American Government,” “Understanding American Government,” fourth edition, and “American Government and Politics in Focus,” second edition

 

Michael Neubauer

Department of Mathematics
work: (818) 677-3111
email: michael.neubaur@csun.edu
Also speaks: German

  • Weighing designs
  • Apportionment theory
  • Electoral College
  • Voting theory

 

Boris E. Ricks

Department of Political Science
work: (818) 677-5133
email:

  • Racial and ethnic politics
  • Political leadership
  • Black politics
  • Urban politics
  • California politics
  • Local politics
  • Black elected officials
  • County government
  • Public policy

 

Martin Saiz

Department of Political Science
Center for Southern California Studies
work: (818) 677-7236
email:

  • City politics
  • Urban politics
  • State politics
  • California politics
  • Economic development policy
  • Urban planning and development
  • Community organizing
  • Voting and elections
  • Author: “Local Parties in Political and Organizational Perspective”

 

James E. Sefton

Department of History 
work: (818) 677-3549
email:   

 

Victor N. Shaw

Department of Sociology
work: (818) 677-7311
email:
Also speaks: Chinese

  • Drug abuse
  • AIDS
  • Crime
  • Deviancy
  • Criminal justice
  • Social control
  • Organizational behavior
  • Academic careers
  • Teaching research
  • Public policy
  • Economic reform
  • China/Asia issues
  • Social control in China
  • Chinese work units

 

James F. “Jack” Solomon

Department of English
work: (818) 677-0906 / 3431
email:

  • Semantics
  • History of literary criticism
  • Literary theory
  • Cultural studies and criticism
  • Popular culture
  • Educational politics
  • California issues
  • Author: “The Signs of Our Times; Signs of Life in the USA” and “California Dreams and Realities”

 

Shirley Svorny

Department of Economics
work: (818) 677-4504 / 2462
email:

  • Regulation and government policies
  • Urban development
  • Medical licensure

 

Stella Z. Theodoulou

Dean, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
work: (818) 677-3488
email:
Also speaks: French, Greek

  • Public policy
  • Welfare policy and AIDS
  • European politics
  • American politics
  • Surveys and polls
  • Policy evaluation and analysis
  • AIDS—policy evaluation and analysis
  • Methodology, research design
  • Author: “The Louisiana Republican Party,” “Public Policy: The Essential Readings,” “AIDS: The Politics and Policy of Disease,” “Methods for Political Inquiry, Policy and Politics in Six Nations” and “The Art of the Game: Understanding American Public Policy Making”

 

Zeynep Toker

Department of Urban Studies and Planning
work: (818) 677-2872
email: zeynep.toker@csun.edu
Also speaks: German, Turkish

  • Community participation in urban planning
  • Urban design
  • Feminist approaches in urban planning
  • Qualitative research methods

  

Sally Turner

Department of Journalism
work: (818) 677-3135

  • Images of men and women in the media
  • Media stereotypes
  • Television news
  • Media coverage of politics
  • Media coverage of women and minorities
  • Mass media history
  • The impact of mass media

 

Gregory Velazco y Trianosky

Department of Philosophy
work: (818) 677-7202
email: gregory.trianosky@csun.edu
Also speaks: Spanish

  • Race
  • Racism
  • Racial identity
  • Ethics
  • Moral character
  • Ethics of war
  • Political philosophy
  • Diversity and multiculturalism
  • Diversity in faculty and curriculum
  • Diversity training for corporations and governmental organizations

 

Wendy Wen Wang

Department of Sociology
work: (818) 677-3597
email: wen.wang@csun.edu
Also speaks: Chinese

  • Social demography
  • Social stratification
  • Race and ethnic relations
  • Quantitative sociology
  • Population movement
  • Migration
  • Fertility transition
  • Occupational mobility
  • Discrimination in the United States

 

Michele A. Wittig

Department of Psychology
work: (818) 677-2827
email:

  • Grassroots organizing
  • Intergroup relations
  • Applied social and developmental psychology
  • Political activism
  • Affirmative action
  • Racism
  • Sexism
  • Community organizing