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FACULTY

Irene Langran, Ph.D.
Chair and Associate Professor of Political Science
610-921-7570 | ilangran@albright.edu 
Recipient of the 2016 Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching

Education

  • Ph.D.: University of Toronto
  • M.A.: Villanova University
  • B.A.: Villanova University

Research Areas

  • Global health
  • Health decentralization
  • International development

Selected Publications

  • Lead editor, with Tammy Birk. 2016. Globalization and Global Citizenship: Interdisciplinary Approaches. London and New York: Routledge.
  • 2016. “Global citizenship in a post-Westphalian age.” In Irene Langran and Tammy Birk (eds.), Globalization and Global Citizenship: Interdisciplinary Approaches. London and New York: Routledge.
  • With Elizabeth Langran. 2016. “Technology’s role in Global Citizenship Education.” In Irene Langran and Tammy Birk (eds.), Globalization and Global Citizenship: Interdisciplinary Approaches. London and New York: Routledge.
  • 2011. “Decentralization, Democratization, and Health: The Philippine Experiment.”  Journal of Asian and African Studies. 46 (4): 361-374.
  • With Elizabeth Langran and Kathy Ozment. 2009. “Students as Global Citizens: Making the Connection.” New Global Studies 3 (1). http://www.bepress.com/ngs/vol3/iss1/art4/ (accessed June 10, 2011). Among top ten most popular papers as determined by full-text downloads per day.
  • 2001. “Cambodia in 2000: New Hopes are Challenged.” Asian Survey XLI (1): 156-163.
  • 2000. “Cambodia in 1999: Year of Hope.” Asian Survey XL (1): 25-31.

Reviews

  • 2010. Review of Carol Lancaster, George Bush’s Foreign Aid. The Journal for Peace and Justice Studies 20 (1): 93-96.
  • 2002. Reviews of Pierre Lizée, Peace, Power and Resistance in Cambodia: Global Governance and the Failure of International Conflict Resolution and Sorpong Peou, Intervention and Change in Cambodia: Towards Democracy?Canadian Journal of Political Science 35 (1): 203-206.
  • 2001. Review of B. A. Hussainmiya, The Brunei Constitution of 1959: An Inside History. American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences 19 (2): 123-125.
  • 1995. Review of Denis Altman, Power and Community: Organizational and Cultural Responses to AIDS. Journal for Peace and Justice Studies 6 (1): 105-106.
  • 1995. Review of Lesley Doyal et. al. (eds.), AIDS: Setting a Feminist Agenda. Journal for Peace and Justice Studies 6 (1): 107-108. 

Michael A. Armato, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Political Science
Section Chair for American Politics, New York State Political Science Association 
marmato@albright.edu

Education

  • Ph.D.: University at Albany, State University of New York
  • M.A.: University at Albany, State University of New York
  • B.A.: Wagner College

Research Areas

  • Urban Politics & Policy
  • Legislatures
  • Political Science Pedagogy
  • State & Local Politics
  • Civic Engagement

Publications

  • “The Civically Oriented Activities of Big City Mayors: The View from Website Press Releases.” with Sally Friedman in Rogers, Michael T. & Donald M. Gooch (eds). Civic Education in the 21st Century: A Multidimensional Inquiry. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, September 2015.
  • “Practicing Representation: The Influence of Electoral Competition on the Home Styles of U.S. House Members.” Presented at the Midwest Political Science Association Meeting, April 2014.
  •  “Incorporating Policy Memoranda Into Your Undergraduate Classroom.” Presented at the Northeastern Political Science Association Meeting, November 2013.

Carrie Skulley, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Political Science
610-929-6557 | cskulley@albright.edu

Education

  • Ph.D.: University of California, Riverside
  • M.A.: University of California, Riverside
  • B.A.: University of California, Santa Barbara

Research Areas

  • Gender and Politics
  • Campaigns and Elections
  • Parties
  • Congress

Publications:

  • Skulley, Carrie, Andrea Silva, Marcus John Lang, Loren Collingwood, and Benjamin G. Bishin. “Majority Rule vs. Minority Rights: Immigrant Representation Despite Public Opposition on the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act.” forthcoming in Politics, Groups, and Identities

Jeremy R. Backstrom, Ph.D.
Adjunct Faculty
(610) 921-7861/ jbackstrom@albright.edu

Education:

  • Ph.D.: University of North Texas
  • M.A.: Villanova University
  • B.S.: Texas A&M University- Commerce

Research Areas: 

  • Conflict and political violence
  • Human rights and state repression
  • Revolutions and political unrest
  • Terrorism
  • Peace science and conflict management
  • Ethnic politics
  • Authoritarian political regimes

Publications:

  • With Marijke Breuning, Jeremy Brannon, Ben Gross, and Michael Widmeier. "Overburdened Reviewers and the Future of Peer Review." European Science Editing 42(2): 42. 
  • With Marijke Breuning, Jeremy Brannon, Ben Gross, and Michael Widmeier. "Reviewer Fatigue? Why Scholars Decline to Review their Peers' Work". 2015. P.S. Political Science & Politics 48(4): 595-600. 
  • With Victor Cheung Yin Chan and T. David Mason. "Patterns of Protest in the People's Republic of China: A Provincial Level Analysis." Asian Affairs: An American Review 41(3): 91-107. 
  • With John Ishiyama. "Reconciliation and Conceptual Complexity: The Case of Post-Conflict Kenya." African and Asian Studies 10(4): 366-386.
  • "American Foreign Policy." in John Ishiyama and Marijke Breuning (eds.) 21st Century Political Science: A Handbook, 1st edition. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 822-830, 2010.