Susan D. Hyde studies international influences on domestic politics, particularly in the developing world. She is an expert on international election observation, election fraud, and democracy promotion.
Prior to coming to UCLA, Margaret Peters was an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Yale University and an Assistant Professor and Thrice Family Scholar in the Department of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research focuses broadly on international political economy with a special focus on the politics of migration. She earned her Ph.D.
Professor Robert F. Trager is an associate professor in the political science department at the University of California, Los Angeles. His research focuses on how states form beliefs about the intentions of other states, and in particular on the role of diplomacy.
Bridget L. Coggins is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her research interests lie at the intersection of domestic conflict and international relations, including studies of secessionism, rebel diplomacy, civil war and terrorism, maritime piracy, illicit trafficking, and refugees.