Cheryl Shanks

Cheryl Shanks
Professor of Political Science
Hollander Hall Rm 311

Office hours

Fall 2017: Tuesdays, 1:30 to 3:30


B.A. University of California, Santa Cruz (1983)
M.A. University of Michigan (1988)
Ph.D. University of Michigan, Political Science (1994)

Areas of Expertise

Professor Shanks’s research focuses on fluidity in population and territory, the two central components of sovereignty. She has published Immigration and the Politics of American Sovereignty 1890-1990, as well as articles on tourism, international relations theory, anti-immigration movements, and international organizations. 


Note: courses in gray are not offered this academic year.

PSCI 160 T(S)

Refugees in International Politics

PSCI 223

International Law

PSCI 228(F)

International Organization

PSCI 264

Politics of Global Tourism

PSCI 324

International Legitimation

PSCI 325 / JLST 402

International and Transitional Justice

PSCI 420 / JLST 403(F, S)

Senior Seminar in Human Rights in International Politics and Law

Current Committees

  • Committee on Academic Standing
  • Justice and Law Studies
  • Public Health