Political Science

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Boris Ricks

Boris Ricks
Associate Professor
(818) 677-5113
Office location:
ST 235



  • Ph.D. University of Southern California 2008

Courses Taught

  • POLS 155: American Politics and Government
  • POLS 471E: Pro-seminar in Public Administration 

Research and Interests

Boris E. Ricks is an Associate Professor in the Political Science Department and Co-Director of the Center for Southern California Studies at California State University, Northridge.  Dr. Ricks is a broadly trained Political Scientist with specializations in Racial Politics, Urban Affairs, State & Local Government, Public Administration, and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.  He draws upon a multidisciplinary approach to the investigation (and intersection) of racial and ethnic politics, disparities & inequality research, political incorporation, and public policy. His program of research utilizes a mixed methodological approach (qualitative, ethnographic, and applied research) which emphasize systematic observation(s).  Ricks work has appeared in PS: Political Science and Politics; Journal of Race and Policy; and American Review of Politics.