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Eckerd College
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Political Science

Political Science

Mary K. Meyer McAleese


Mary Meyer McAleesePolitical Science
Behavioral Sciences Collegium
Ph.D. University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Phone: 727-864-8309
Office: Sheen Science Annex

Mary K. Meyer McAleese, Professor of Political Science, Ph.D., University of Massachusetts at Amherst, teaches courses in international relations and comparative politics, including US Foreign Policy, IR theories, Inter-American Relations, Latin American Politics, Politics of the European Union, and Women and Politics Worldwide. Her publications include her book, Gender Politics in Global Governance (with Elisabeth Prügl, 1999, Rowman & Littlefield), articles on Latin American regionalism and diplomacy, and book chapters on women and gender politics in Northern Ireland. She is a contributing editor on the international relations of Latin American states for the Handbook of Latin American Studies (Library of Congress), and served as Treasurer of the International Studies Association from 2008 to 2014.

Political Science Majors

Majoring in political science helps prepare students for careers such as law, teaching, government and non-governmental organizations, international organizations, think-tanks, journalism, business and further work in graduate school.

Pi Sigma Alpha

The following nine Political Science students have been accepted into the Alpha Eta Alpha Chapter of the Political Science Honor Society, Pi Sigma Alpha:

Erica Diffee
Kathalene Farley
Samantha E. Fenwick
Ryan Jarrett
Ashley L. Silva
Alex J. Simpson
Elizabeth Tomaselli
Kevin A. Vine
Devon E. Williams