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Political Science

Jeffrey Sedgwick
Jeffrey L. Sedgwick earned his Bachelor of Arts in 1973 from Kenyon College in Ohio and his Masters and PhD in Public Administration from the University of Virginia in 1975 and 1978, respectively. After receiving his doctorate he went on to join the Political Science Department at the University...Read more

I seek to better understand the creative, contentious, and politically fraught processes that undergird the creation of new market economies and new markets more generally.  My first book, Order at the Bazaar: Power and Trade in Central Asia, is available with Cornell University Press (2017) and examines the bottom-up...Read more

Elizabeth A. Sharrow

I am interested in the ways public policy has shaped understandings of gender, race, sexuality, and class in U.S. politics over the past fifty years. My Ph.D. is in Political Science with a minor program in Feminist and Critical Sexuality Studies from the University of Minnesota. I also hold...Read more

Frederic C. Schaffer, Frederic Charles Schaffer, Frederic Schaffer, Fred Schaffer

My subfield of specialization is comparative politics and my methodological area of expertise is the investigation of concepts. Substantively, I study the meaning of democracy, the practice of voting, and the administration of elections. Read more


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