Cheryl Shanks

Cheryl Shanks

Professor of Political Science

Hollander Hall Rm 311

Office hours

Spring 2019: Tuesdays 11:15 to 12:15 and Wednesdays 2:00 to 3:00.


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. 

Current Committees

  • Honor and Discipline Committee
  • Justice and Law Studies
  • Public Health