Professor of Political Science
On leave fall 2023
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.