Aleksandar Jankovski
Aleksandar
Jankovski
Instructor
Political Science
College of Arts and Sciences
Courses Taught
International Law
International Political Economy
Principles of International Relations
Russia in International Politics
Model United Nations
Research Interests
International Relations Theory
Education

Ph.D. The University of Miami

Selected Publications

“Ideas y normas como determinantes de la política exterior: el caso de Guerra Aérea durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial,” in La Segunda Guerra Mundial: A 70 años, eds. Modesto Seara Vázquez and Alberto Lozano Vázquez (Universidad del Mar, 2015).

“The Russian Federation, the United States, and International Order as a Social Construct,” in Stosunki Międzynarodowe – International Relations, Vol. 52, No. 2, pp. 214-249, September 2016.

“Russia and the United States: On Irritants, Friction, and International Order, or What Can we Learn from Hedley Bull,” in International Politics, Volume 53, No. 6, pp 727–751.

“The Russian Federation and the West: The Problem of International Order,” in The Russian Challenge to the European Security Environment, ed. Roger Kanet (Palgrave, 2017).

Additional Information

Aleksandar Jankovski teaches in the areas of international security, international political economy, international relations theory, comparative politics, and formal models. Dr. Jankovski’s research, situated within the English School tradition of International Relations Theory, interrogates the concepts of international order, international society, and international community. His research has been published in the journals International Politics and Stosunki Międzynarodowe – International Relations. Additionally, his research has been published as chapters in edited volume.

Office Hours
TBA
Main Campus

Welcome to the Political Science Department

Political Science is central to an understanding of all basic social issues; therefore, an understanding of political life is indispensable for any well-educated person. The department currently offers an undergraduate major, a minor in political science, a minor in public administration, and a graduate program leading to the Master of Arts degree. 

Areas of political science in which courses are offered include American Politics and Public Affairs; International Relations and Comparative Politics; and Political Theory. Within each area, major themes are explored (e.g., public policy and administration, political values and change, elite-mass relationships, and political parties and groups.)

Students interested in majoring or minoring in political science are urged to register at the departmental office early, to meet with their advisors regularly, to check the current Schedule of Classes each term, and to become well acquainted with the requirements for political science majors or minors. A minor in public administration is also offered. Information is available in the departmental office.

Other students may also be interested in political science courses. The courses, PSCI 210--Introduction to Political Science and PSCI 216--American National Government, can satisfy the Improving Human Relations requirement. These two courses can also be used to fulfill part of the General Education requirement in Social and Behavioral Sciences. PSCI 216 also fulfills the teachers’ certification requirement in American government.

Sophia Mihic
Sophia
Mihic
Professor
Political Science
Philosophy
Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-5652
Expertise
Political Theory, Anglo-Analytic and Continental Philosophy, Feminist Theory, “Race,” Class, and the Politics of the Legal Order, The History of Political Thought
Courses Taught
ZHON 193 – Honors Introduction to the Social Sciences
PSCI 216 – American National Government
PSCI/PHIL 390 – Classical Political Theory
PSCI/PHIL 390 Modern Political Theory
PSCI 392 – WIP: Contemporary Political Theory
PHIL 345 – Social and Political Philosophy
PSCI 382/PHIL 382 – Marx Seminar
PHIL 389 – Foucault Seminar
PHIL 387 – Arendt Seminar
PSCI 401 – Classics of Political Science
PSCI 491 – Arendt Seminar
Research Interests
Dr. Mihic’s research and teaching focuses on the philosophy of interpretive inquiry in the social sciences, the work of Hannah Arendt, and the structural grounds of order and identity politics in 20th and now 21st century democracies. She also teaches and writes on the history of political thought, literature and political theory and the politics of the legal order. She was a fellow at the Walt Whitman Center for the Culture and Politics of Democracy, Rutgers University—where she was awarded a grant from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation—and a fellow at the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities, University of Illinois at Urbana.
Education

Ph.D., Political Science, Johns Hopkins University, 2000

M.A., Political Science, Johns Hopkins University, 1993

B.A., Political Science, University of Florida 1982

Selected Publications

“‘the end was in the beginning’: Melville, Ellison and the Democratic Death of Progress in Typee,” Jason Frank, ed. The Political Companion to Herman Melville, University of Kentucky Press, January 2014

“Interpretation, Political Theory, and the Hegemony of Normative Theorizing,” Becoming Plural: The Political Thought of William E. Connolly, Alan Finlayson, ed., Routledge, October 2009

“Facts, Values and ‘Real’ Numbers: Making Sense In and Of Political Science,” with Stephen G. Engelmann and Elizabeth Rose Wingrove, The Politics of Method in the Human Sciences: Positivism and Its Epistemological Others, George Steinmetz, ed., Duke University Press, 2005

“Neoliberalism and the Jurisprudence of Privacy: An Experiment in Feminist Theorizing,” Feminist Theory, 9(2), August 2008

LWH 2074
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Phone
(773) 442-5652
Office Hours
TBA
Main Campus
Curriculum Vitae
Marshall Thompson
Marshall
Thompson
Associate Professor
Political Science
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-4269
Expertise
Comparative Politics, Democratic Institutions, Political Economy, State Consolidation, African Politics
Courses Taught
AFAM 200: Intro to African & African American Studies
PSCI 210: Intro to Political Science
PSCI 251: Comparative Political Systems
PSCI 360: Politics of sub-Saharan Africa
PSCI 372: Democracy, Responsiveness, & Accountability
PSCI 378: International Political Economy
PSCI 460: Comparative Democratic Institutions
PSCI 465: Seminar in African Politics
PSCI 483: International Political Economy
Research Interests
State Consolidation, Party Systems, Political Executives, Inter-branch Relations, Economic Inequality, Ethiopian and Kenyan Politics.
Education

Ph.D. & A.M, Washington University in St. Louis
B.A., University of South Carolina

Selected Publications

Sened, Itai, Marshall Thompson, and Robert Walker. 2013. “The State, Property Rights, and the Middle Class: Empirical Support for an Aristotlean Observation.” The Indiana Journal of Political Science 14: 61-85.

Sened, Itai, Marshall Thompson, Robert Walker, and Ron Watson. 2010. “The Middle Class: A New Conceptual Framework and a Brief Application to the Caucasus.” The Caucasus and Globalization 4(Issue 1-2): 106-117.

Thompson, Marshall. 2009. “Parties, Presidents, and State Consolidation: Cross-National Evidence with Illustrations from Kenya.” African and Asian Studies 8(4): 345-374.

Thompson, Marshall. 2009. “Research, Identities, and Praxis: The Tensions of Integrating Identity into the Field Experience.” PS: Political Science & Politics 42(April):325-328.

Thompson, Marshall. 2006. “Advocating Stronger Legislatures as a Precursor to Stronger States in Africa.” The OSSREA Bulletin 3(3): 16-24.

LWH 2078
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Phone
(773) 442-4269
Office Hours
Wednesday and Thursday: noon-2 p.m.
Main Campus
Curriculum Vitae