Faculty

Susanne Lohmann

Professor of Political Science and Public Policy; Director of the Jacob Marschak Interdisciplinary Colloquium on Mathematics in the Behavioral Sciences

Contact Information

Email    lohmann@ucla.edu
Office  4343 Bunche Hall
Phone  (310) 825-4331
Susanne Lohmann is Professor of Political Science and Public Policy and Director of the Jacob Marschak Interdisciplinary Colloquium on Mathematics in the Behavioral Sciences. Professor Lohmann received her Ph.D. in economics and political economy from Carnegie Mellon University in 1991. She taught at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business before joining UCLA in 1993. Professor Lohmann was John M. Olin Fellow at Carnegie Mellon University; Alfred P. Sloan Fellow, also at Carnegie Mellon University; James and Doris McNamara Fellow at Stanford University; John M. Olin Fellow at the University of Southern California; Fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences; and Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.
Professor Lohmann's articles on collective action and central banking have appeared in American Economic Review, American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, World Politics, International Organization, and other leading social science journals. Her current research focus is the political economy of research universities and higher education. She is completing a book titled How Universities Think: The Hidden Work of a Complex Institution, which is under contract with Cambridge University Press. Professor Lohmann teaches courses on ethics and governance. Her online course on Diversity, Disagreement, and Democracy embeds mini games of cooperation, competition, coordination, and collaboration in a massively multiplayer game of life. She is the recipient of two teaching awards.
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Degrees

Carnegie Mellon University, 1991

Fields of Study

Methodology, Political Theory, Comparative Politics

Current Courses by Term

2017 Winter Quarter

Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars

Variable Topics Research Seminars for Majors: Political Theory

Variable Topics Research Seminars for Majors: Comparative Government

Selected Topics in Comparative Politics

2017 Spring Quarter

Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars

Ethics and Governance

Honors Seminars

Diversity, Disagreement, and Democracy

Advanced Honors Seminars

Variable Topics Research Seminars for Majors: International Relations

Teaching Apprentice Practicum

2017 Summer Session

Global Environment and World Politics

Advanced Honors Seminars

Previous Courses by Term

2016 Spring Quarter

Diversity and Disagreement: How to Succeed in Politics without Really Trying

Diversity, Disagreement, and Democracy

Advanced Honors Seminars

2016 Winter Quarter

Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars

Variable Topics Research Seminars for Majors: Methods and Models

2015 Summer Session

Global Environment and World Politics

2015 Spring Quarter

Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars

Diversity and Disagreement: How to Succeed in Politics without Really Trying

Diversity, Disagreement, and Democracy

Advanced Honors Seminars

Variable Topics Research Seminars for Majors: Methods and Models

2015 Winter Quarter

Ethics and Governance

2014 Summer Session

Global Environment and World Politics

2014 Spring Quarter

Diversity, Disagreement, and Democracy

Advanced Honors Seminars

Variable Topics Research Seminars for Majors: Methods and Models

Special Topics in Formal Theory and Quantitative Methods

2014 Winter Quarter

Variable Topics Research Seminars for Majors: Methods and Models

2013 Fall Quarter

Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars

Variable Topics Research Seminars for Majors: Political Theory

2013 Summer Session

Global Environment and World Politics

Advanced Honors Seminars

2013 Spring Quarter

Diversity, Disagreement, and Democracy

Special Topics in Formal Theory and Quantitative Methods

2013 Winter Quarter

Variable Topics Research Seminars: International Development Studies -- Senior Seminar

Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars

Special Topics in Methods and Models

Advanced Honors Seminars

Journal Club Seminars: Political Science

2012 Fall Quarter

Special Topics in Methods and Models

2012 Summer Session

Global Environment and World Politics

2012 Spring Quarter

Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars

Ethics and Governance

Diversity, Disagreement, and Democracy

Advanced Honors Seminars

2012 Winter Quarter

Special Topics in Methods and Models

Advanced Honors Seminars

2011 Summer Session

Global Environment and World Politics

2011 Spring Quarter

Ethics and Governance

Special Courses in Labor and Workplace Studies

Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars

Understanding Public Issue Life Cycle

Variable Topics Research Seminars for Majors: Politics

2011 Winter Quarter

Variable Topics Research Seminars: International Development Studies -- Senior Seminar

Selected Topics in Comparative Politics

2010 Summer Session

Global Environment and World Politics

2010 Spring Quarter

Ethics and Governance

Understanding Public Issue Life Cycle

Variable Topics Research Seminars for Majors: Politics

Seminar: American Political Institutions

2010 Winter Quarter

Diversity, Disagreement, and Democracy: Can't We All Just Get Along?

Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars

2009 Summer Session

Global Environment and World Politics

2009 Spring Quarter

Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars

Diversity, Disagreement, and Democracy: Can't We All Just Get Along?

Selected Topics in International Relations

2008 Spring Quarter

Lower Division Seminar: Political Theory

Social Life of Information

2008 Winter Quarter

Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars

Ethics and Governance

Understanding Public Issue Life Cycle

Advanced Honors Seminars

2007 Spring Quarter

Social Life of Information

Variable Topics Seminars for Majors: Politics

Public Policy Studies

2007 Winter Quarter

Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars

Ethics and Governance

Understanding Public Issue Life Cycle

2006 Spring Quarter

Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars

Ethics and Governance

Understanding Public Issue Life Cycle

Great Ideas in Social Sciences

2006 Winter Quarter

Variable Topics Seminars for Majors: Politics

Public Policy Studies

2004 Winter Quarter

Ethics and Governance

Great Ideas in Social Sciences

2003 Fall Quarter

Great Ideas in Social Sciences

2003 Spring Quarter

Great Ideas in Social Sciences

2003 Winter Quarter

Great Ideas in Social Sciences

2002 Fall Quarter

Great Ideas in Social Sciences

2002 Spring Quarter

Selected Topics in Political Science

Great Ideas in Social Sciences

2002 Winter Quarter

Ethics and Governance

Understanding Public Issue Life Cycle

2000 Spring Quarter

Special Topics in American Government and Politics

Previous Courses by Course

POL SCI 189
Advanced Honors Seminars

2016 Spring Quarter

2015 Spring Quarter

2014 Spring Quarter

2013 Summer Session

2013 Winter Quarter

2012 Spring Quarter

2012 Winter Quarter

2008 Winter Quarter

POL SCI 60
Diversity and Disagreement: How to Succeed in Politics without Really Trying

2016 Spring Quarter

2015 Spring Quarter

POL SCI 115D
Diversity, Disagreement, and Democracy

2016 Spring Quarter

2015 Spring Quarter

2014 Spring Quarter

2013 Spring Quarter

2012 Spring Quarter

POL SCI 191E
Variable Topics Research Seminars for Majors: Methods and Models

2016 Winter Quarter

2015 Spring Quarter

2014 Spring Quarter

2014 Winter Quarter

POL SCI 19
Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars

2016 Winter Quarter

2015 Spring Quarter

2013 Fall Quarter

2013 Winter Quarter

2012 Spring Quarter

2011 Spring Quarter

2010 Winter Quarter

2009 Spring Quarter

2008 Winter Quarter

2007 Winter Quarter

2006 Spring Quarter

POL SCI M122B
Global Environment and World Politics

2015 Summer Session

2014 Summer Session

2013 Summer Session

2012 Summer Session

2011 Summer Session

2010 Summer Session

2009 Summer Session

ENVIRON M161
Global Environment and World Politics

2015 Summer Session

2014 Summer Session

2013 Summer Session

2012 Summer Session

2011 Summer Session

2010 Summer Session

2009 Summer Session

POL SCI M115A
Ethics and Governance

2015 Winter Quarter

2012 Spring Quarter

2011 Spring Quarter

2010 Spring Quarter

2008 Winter Quarter

2002 Winter Quarter

POL SCI 209
Special Topics in Formal Theory and Quantitative Methods

2014 Spring Quarter

2013 Spring Quarter

POL SCI 191A
Variable Topics Research Seminars for Majors: Political Theory

2013 Fall Quarter

INTL DV 191
Variable Topics Research Seminars: International Development Studies -- Senior Seminar

2013 Winter Quarter

2011 Winter Quarter

POL SCI 193
Journal Club Seminars: Political Science

2013 Winter Quarter

POL SCI 179
Special Topics in Methods and Models

2013 Winter Quarter

2012 Fall Quarter

2012 Winter Quarter

POL SCI 191C
Variable Topics Research Seminars for Majors: Politics

2011 Spring Quarter

2010 Spring Quarter

POL SCI M142D
Understanding Public Issue Life Cycle

2011 Spring Quarter

2010 Spring Quarter

2008 Winter Quarter

HUM CS M145
Ethics and Governance

2011 Spring Quarter

2010 Spring Quarter

LBR&WS 188
Special Courses in Labor and Workplace Studies

2011 Spring Quarter

POL SCI 259
Selected Topics in Comparative Politics

2011 Winter Quarter

POL SCI 275
Seminar: American Political Institutions

2010 Spring Quarter

POL SCI M115D
Diversity, Disagreement, and Democracy: Can't We All Just Get Along?

2010 Winter Quarter

2009 Spring Quarter

HUM CS M140D
Diversity, Disagreement, and Democracy: Can't We All Just Get Along?

2010 Winter Quarter

POL SCI 239
Selected Topics in International Relations

2009 Spring Quarter

POL SCI 88A
Lower Division Seminar: Political Theory

2008 Spring Quarter

POL SCI 146G
Social Life of Information

2008 Spring Quarter

2007 Spring Quarter

POL SCI 191C
Variable Topics Seminars for Majors: Politics

2007 Spring Quarter

2006 Winter Quarter

POL SCI 281
Public Policy Studies

2007 Spring Quarter

2006 Winter Quarter

POL SCI 142D
Understanding Public Issue Life Cycle

2007 Winter Quarter

2006 Spring Quarter

2002 Winter Quarter

POL SCI 115A
Ethics and Governance

2007 Winter Quarter

2006 Spring Quarter

2004 Winter Quarter

POL SCI 293
Great Ideas in Social Sciences

2006 Spring Quarter

2004 Winter Quarter

2003 Fall Quarter

2003 Spring Quarter

2003 Winter Quarter

2002 Fall Quarter

2002 Spring Quarter

HUM CS 19
Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars

2006 Spring Quarter

POL SCI 194
Selected Topics in Political Science

2002 Spring Quarter

HNRS M146
Ethics and Governance

2002 Winter Quarter

POL SCI 149
Special Topics in American Government and Politics

2000 Spring Quarter