Comparative Studies

Comparative Studies

Schar School regional experts conduct research all over the world, using comparative analysis to examine political institutions, processes and behavior. Areas for research include state-society relations, social movements, immigration and border studies, and comparative politics.

Interested in interviewing one of our experts? Contact Communications Manager Buzz McClain at bmcclai2@gmu.edu or 703-993-9603.

  • Photo of Jo-Marie Burt

    Associate Professor

    Areas of Research: Comparative Politics, Conflict Studies, Democratization, Gender, Latin America, Historical Memory, Human Rights, Qualitative Methods, State-Society Relations, Transitional Justice
  • Photo of Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera

    Associate Professor

    Areas of Research: Mexico-U.S. Relations, Latin American Politics, Organized Crime, Immigration, Border Security, Human Trafficking, Latin America, Comparative Politics, Gender, International Migration, International Security, Qualitative Methods, Democratization, Energy Policy, Security Policy
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    Associate Professor of Policy and Government

    Areas of Research: Comparative Politics, Diversity, Europe, Immigration Policy, International Migration, Islam, Middle East, Minority Politics, Muslim Politics, Qualitative Methods, Race and Ethnicity, United States
  • Photo of Jack A. Goldstone

    Virginia E. and John T. Hazel, Jr. Professor; Director, Center for the Study of Social Change, Institutions, and Policy (SCIP)

    Jack A. Goldstone (PhD Harvard) is the Virginia E. and John T. Hazel, Jr. Chair Professor of Public Policy at George Mason University. He is also a Senior Fellow of the Mercatus Center, a Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center, and Director of Schar’s Center for the Study of Social Change, Institutions and Policy (SCIP).
  • Photo of Bassam S. Haddad

    Associate Professor; Director, Middle East and Islamic Studies

    Bassam Haddad is Director of the Middle East and Islamic Studies Program and Associate Professor at the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University.
  • Photo of Mark N. Katz

    Professor, Schar School of Policy and Government

    Areas of Research: Russian Foreign Policy, Foreign Policy, International Relations, Middle East, Security Policy, Revolution, War on Terror
  • Photo of Mariely Lopez-Santana

    Associate Professor, Director of Political Science Doctoral and Master's Programs

    Areas of Research: Comparative Politics, Europe, Federalism/State and Local Government, Qualitative Methods, Social Welfare Policy, Comparative Welfare States, European Union, Governance
  • Photo of Peter Mandaville

    Professor of Government and Politics

    Areas of Research: Democratization, Foreign Policy, International Development, International Relations, Middle East, Political Islam, Information Technology & Social Change, Emerging Powers and World Order
  • Photo of Eric McGlinchey

    Associate Professor

    Areas of Research: Central Asia, Comparative Politics, Democratization, Foreign Policy, International Development, International Migration, International Relations, Political Violence, Qualitative Methods
  • Photo of Connie L. McNeely

    Professor of Public Policy; Co-Director, Center for Science and Technology Policy

    Connie L. McNeely, Ph.D., is a sociologist and Professor of Public Policy in the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University, where she is also Co-Director of the Center for Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy.