Political Science Adds Three to Faculty

In the largest addition to its tenure-track faculty since 2001, we welcomed three new members this fall (from left): CHAD HAZLETT is Assistant Professor of Political Science and Statistics. He completed his Ph.D. at MIT earlier this year. Prof. Hazlett’s research and teaching interests include machine learning, developing and extending approaches to causal inference, and using these tools to study civil war and mass violence. DAVIDE PANAGIA is Associate Professor of Political Science and co-editor of the journal “Theory & Event.” He joined UCLA from Canada’s Trent University where he was Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Cultural Studies. He is Ph.D. (2002, Political Science) from Johns Hopkins University. MELVIN L. ROGERS is Associate Professor of Political Science and African American Studies. He came to UCLA following assistant professorships at Emory University and the University of Virginia. He is Ph.D. in Political Science (2006, with Distinction), from Yale University.

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