Cheryl Shanks

Cheryl Shanks

Professor of Political Science

Hollander Hall Rm 311

Office hours: Mondays, 2:00 to 4:00


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. 


PSCI 228

International Organization
(not offered 2020/21)

PSCI 264

Politics of Global Tourism (not offered 2020/21)

PSCI 324

International Legitimation (not offered 2020/21)

PSCI 325 / JLST 402

International and Transitional Justice (not offered 2020/21)

Current Committees

  • Public Health