The department welcomed two new faculty members this fall. Alissandra (Ali) Stoyan (assistant professor) earned her PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2014. She will teach courses in comparative politics and Latin American politics. Alissandra studies a range of issues within Latin America, with her first book project examining the novel and controversial use of Constituent Assemblies to rewrite constitutions in a number of Latin American countries. She has conducted in-depth field work in Bolivia, Ecuador, and Argentina and brings a wealth of experience to the classroom. Alissandra has published in the International Political Science Review and has a number of additional papers nearing publication.
John Warner (assistant professor) earned his PhD from the University of California, Davis in 2011. He will teach a variety of political thought courses for the department, including modern political thought. Much of his research centers on Rousseau and Machiavelli, with a particular recent interest in conceptions of political alliances and political friendship. John has published in the Journal of Politics, the Review of Politics, and History of Political Thought and his first book will be out this spring with Penn State University Press.
We are thrilled that both Alissandra and John have become Wildcats!