Government and Politics Experts

For assistance in reaching a UMass Lowell expert source or to locate a source on a subject not listed here, contact Christine Gillette (978-934-2209) or Nancy Cicco (978-934-4944).

Court system

  • Frank Talty, co-director of the UMass Lowell Center for Public Opinion and assistant dean, College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences 

Gay rights/marriage

  • Frank Talty, co-director of the UMass Lowell Center for Public Opinion and assistant dean of the College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences 

International relations

  • Deina Abdelkader, assistant professor of political science, peace and conflict studies and global studies
  • Dean Bergeron, professor emeritus of history 
  • Ardeth Maung Thawnghmung, professor and department chairwoman, political science
  • Paula Rayman, professor of social sciences and director of the Center for Middle East Peace, Development and Culture

Latin American politics

Local government and politics

  • Joshua Dyck, co-director of the UMass Lowell Center for Public Opinion and associate professor of political science
  • Frank Talty, co-director of the UMass Lowell Center for Public Opinion and assistant dean, College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences 

Middle East politics

  • Deina Abdelkader, assistant professor of political science, peace and conflict studies and global studies
  • Gregory Aftandilian, associate, Middle East Center for Peace, Development and Culture

Peace and conflict studies

  • Paula Rayman, professor of gender studies and global studies, director of the Middle East Center for Peace, Development and Culture

Polling

  •  Joshua Dyck, co-director of the UMass Lowell Center for Public Opinion and associate professor of political science
  •  Frank Talty, co-director of the UMass Lowell Center for Public Opinion and assistant dean, College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences 

Politics and sports 

Public policy

Southeast Asian politics

Special interest groups

  • Joshua Dyck, co-director of the UMass Lowell Center for Public Opinion and associate professor of political science

State government and politics

  • Joshua Dyck, co-director of the UMass Lowell Center for Public Opinion and associate professor of political science
  • Frank Talty, co-director of the UMass Lowell Center for Public Opinion and assistant dean, College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences 

U.S. government and politics

  • Joshua Dyck, co-director of the UMass Lowell Center for Public Opinion and associate professor of political science
  • Frank Talty, co-director of the UMass Lowell Center for Public Opinion and assistant dean, College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences