The International Women’s March, January 21, 2017, London. Photo credit: Marc Blecher
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The Department of Politics explores many dimensions of political life, ranging from small groups to citizens’ organizations, to cities, countries, and the international system, and involves examination of broad issues of power, conflict, peace, citizenship, representation, and justice.

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Marc Blecher

James Monroe Professor of Politics
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Tracy Tucker

Administrative Assistant 440-775-8487

Why Study Politics at Oberlin?

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Sample Courses

  • POLT 100 - Introduction to American Politics 4 credits
  • POLT 279 - American Presidency & Presidentail Power 4 credits
  • POLT 315 - Seminar: Future of Organized Labor 4 credits
  • POLT 411 - Practicum in Applied Research 4 credits

Politics Faculty

Faculty interests span the political spectrum: comparative politics, civil rights and civil liberties, international relations of the Soviet Union, trade unions and political economy, peaceful conflict resolution, feminist theory, campaigns and elections, U.S. foreign policy, and Middle Eastern politics, among others.

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“I’ve been teaching at Oberlin for 42 years. I love teaching our students! They’re not just smart and serious, but they ask the best questions about the big political issues that matter. They care about learning for its own sake. I can teach at a very advanced level that stimulates my own thinking.”

Marc Blecher , James Monroe Professor of Politics
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Politics News

Sadie Keller ’19

Sadie Keller ’19 Wins 2018 Truman Scholarship

April 23, 2018
Sadie Keller ’19 has won the prestigious Harry S. Truman Scholarship. Awarded to outstanding college juniors who have demonstrated a strong commitment to public service, the $30,000 prize will help fund Keller’s postgraduate studies.