Aoki specializes in U.S. immigration and minority politics. He has published works on Asian American politics, multiculturalism, and inter-racial coalitions and his latest book analyzed the impact of immigration on minority politics in America. He currently is working on a study of Asian Americans and U.S. race relations. Aoki teaches political theory and American politics.
Chapp teaches courses on research methodology and American political behavior. His research interests include political communication, campaigns and elections, religion and U.S. politics, and the politics of class and inequality. He is the author of Religious Rhetoric and American Politics: The Endurance of Civil Religion in Electoral Campaigns.
Christiansen's primary scholarly interests include the rhetoric of political campaigns and social movements, and the role of technology in shaping socio-political change. She has been working on a research project about the role of Twitter and the presidential campaigns of Donald Trump, Hillary Rodham Clinton and Bernie Sanders.
Combellick-Bidney teaches courses on law and society, gender politics, and globalization and social movements. She is a scholar of protest and social movements, especially related to feminism, reproductive justice, globalization, labor and environment.
A faculty member since 1987, Corrie is well known for his work on the economic contributions of immigrants and minorities and his research has been featured in the national and local media. He has served on the board of several national, state and local public and non- profit boards and he has helped develop foreign study programs in India, China, and Mexico and served on international accreditation panels for the Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs in India and Mongolia.
Dolan's interests include American government and politics, women and politics, and bureaucratic politics. Her scholarship focuses especially on women in the public bureaucracies and in executive positions. She has authored or co-authored many books, including three editions of Women and Politics: Paths to Power and Political Influence (with Melissa Deckman and Michele Swers) and Representative Bureaucracy: Classic Readings and Continuing Controversies (with David H. Rosenbloom).
Gerstbauer teaches courses on international relations, U.S. foreign policy, Latin American politics, politics of developing nations, and peace studies. Her research interests include nongovernmental organizations in international politics and peacebuilding as well as faith-based actors in peacebuilding, and the role of forgiveness and apologies in international politics.
Hofrenning's teaching focuses on American politics, including campaigns and elections, environmental politics, and the intersection of religion and politics. As a scholar, he has written a book and numerous articles about religion, campaigns, lobbying, and issues of pedagogy.
A graduate of William Mitchell College of Law and Concordia University, St. Paul, Jones worked for U.S. Senator Norm Coleman and Minnesota Speaker of the House, Steve Sviggum. Following her passion to teach others about the legislative process, Jones teaches political science courses and encourages the Minnesota Capitol to be her student's real life classroom. Jones' students have gained national attention for their legislative activities and met personally with national and state leaders.
Keiser teaches courses on liberty and equality in America, as well as courses on urban and suburban political economy, poverty and public policy and the Presidency. His current research examines the relationship between cities and suburbs in the current era. He coedited Minority Politics at the Millennium, which was published in 2000.
Knutson's areas of interest are American politics, political communication and public policy. Her research focuses on the impact of religious interest groups on public, mediated deliberation and on policymaking. She teaches courses on American politics, Congress, the presidency, public policy, interest groups, and political communication.
Lindstrom is an expert in environmental policy and state and local politics, especially urban land use policy. He is the author of a book on the National Environmental Policy Act and a second on suburban sprawl. In addition, the McCarthy Center brings in nationally known speakers and creates venues for constructive, responsible and interesting civic debate and engagement in community affairs.
Lynch’s primary areas of expertise are international relations and the international political economy and particularly trade, including globalization, the World Trade Organization and regional trade agreements. He has written a book on trade and globalization and contributed chapters to many international trade publications.
Marinari is an expert on immigration history, American identity and the U.S. in the world. Her research centers on immigration laws and she frames current immigration issues within the context of historical immigration waves and trends. She is currently working on a book on the movement against restrictive immigration laws from 1882 to 1965.
Petersen's research interests include presidential inaugurations and especially first ladies. She is engaged in research on the rhetoric of first ladies, and received a grant to conduct research at the Eleanor Roosevelt archives in Hyde Park, N.Y. She also conducts research on women and politics, including women engaged in international political communication.
Read is a past candidate for the Minnesota House of Representatives, and in his latest book, Doorstep Democracy: Face-to-Face Politics in the Heartland, he demonstrates how conversations between citizens concerned about their communities can get us beyond the television ads, mass mailings and sound bites to rejuvenate American democracy.
Rosenthal studies political theory, reconciliation studies, constitutional law and feminist theory. At Gustavus she teaches courses in ancient and modern political theory, constitutional law, political and legal thinking civil rights and liberties and feminist theory. She is completing work on two books including Liberal Bodies: Bodily Invasion and Political Theory.
Sauter's scholarship focuses on political communication; over the years he has provided print and broadcast media with analysis and commentary on campaign advertising and presidential debates. He teaches television criticism, public speaking and communication and citizenship.