Stephen Arves

Doctoral Candidate

I am an Instructor in the Department of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland and a Political Science Adjunct Instructor at Gettysburg College. I am completing my Ph.D. requirements in Government and Politics at the University of Maryland and will defend my dissertation in Spring 2018. I hold an M.A. from the same program and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of St. Thomas.

My research uses a political psychology approach to examine civil resistance, human rights, and environmental politics, and I recently co-authored an article on OpenGlobalRights describing the relationship between political ideology and human rights attitudes. I am a recipient of the Ann G. Wylie Dissertation Fellowship (2016), the James F. Hoobler Fellowship (2016) for public policy research, and my co-authored work won the Donald C. Piper Award (2015 and 2016) for the best graduate student paper in the Government and Politics Department.

I have over seven years of university-level experience in the classroom and teach courses on civil resistance, human rights, comparative politics, environmental politics, political theory, American politics, and quantitative political science methodology.

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  • MA Government and Politics, University of Maryland
  • BA Political Science, University of St. Thomas
Course Name Course Title Semester Semester Syllabus
GVPT273 Introduction to Environmental Politics Fall 2016 Syllabus
GVPT273 Introduction to Environmental Politics Fall 2015
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