Comparative Politics

Scholars of Comparative Politics investigate similarities and differences in patterns of politics across the world. They engage in within-country, cross-national, and cross-regional research with a geographic focus outside the United States (although the US may be included as a case in cross-national comparative research). Comparativists use a variety of methods and often possess deep expertise in particular countries or regions. This knowledge is important for the purpose of systematic comparison, theory building, theory testing, and awareness of context specific variables and causal relationships masked by immersion in our own polities and societies. The field of Comparative Politics includes, among others, the study of political institutions and regimes; electoral behavior and procedures; identity, ideology, and culture; public policy; political economy; political violence; social movements and organizations; and protest and revolution.

Comparative Politics Faculty

Rikhil R. Bhavnani

Position title: Associate Professor: Comparative Politics | Political Methodology

Email: bhavnani@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 262-5638

Address:
312 North Hall

Steven Brooke

Position title: Assistant Professor: Comparative Politics

Email: sbrooke@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-263-2277

Address:
Office: Room 402, North Hall

Kathryn Hendley

Position title: Professor: Comparative Politics

Email: khendley@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 263-2025

Address:
410 North Hall

Yoshiko M. Herrera

Position title: Professor: Comparative Politics | International Relations

Email: yherrera@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 263-2241

Address:
316 North Hall

Eunsook Jung

Position title: Director of International Programs

Email: esjung@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 263-2130

Address:
301 North Hall

Nils Ringe

Position title: Professor | Comparative Politics

Email: ringe@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 263-2040

Address:
201B North Hall

Marwa Shalaby

Position title: Assistant Professor

Email: marwa.shalaby@wisc.edu

Address:
3430 Sterling Hall

Nadav Shelef

Position title: Professor and Associate Chair/Director of Graduate Studies. Comparative Politics | International Relations

Email: shelef@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 263-2280

Address:
414 North Hall

Scott Straus

Position title: Professor | Comparative Politics

Email: sstraus@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 263-1894

Address:
110 North Hall