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 University of California, Santa Barbara
Department of Political Science


Professor Eric R.A.N Smith

Office: Ellison 3711
Phone: Temporarily disconnected

Email: smith@polsci.ucsb.edu
Office Hrs: Winter, 2022 - Mondays & Wednesdays 1-2 and by appointment.
My office hour link is on Gauchospace for my students. Others may email me for the link or an appointment.

Undergraduate Courses

Graduate Courses

A Note for Graduate Student Applicants

I welcome prospective doctoral students interested in working with me. If you would like to talk with me about our program and studying with me, please feel free to contact me. The best way to do this is to email me so that we can schedule an appointment for a telephone conversation or a meeting if you are in the area.

My current research focuses primarily on environmental problems, especially energy issues and climate change. However, I continue to do research on public opinion, voting, gender and sexual identity issues, and the death penalty.

I strongly believe in mentoring graduate students by collaborating with them on research projects. Earlier in my career, I worked with graduate students on research projects on an ad hoc basis, which I found enormously enjoyable. I now seek to coauthor papers with all students who work with me. I cannot guarantee this outcome, but I am committed to it.

To date, I have coauthored 29 articles and one book with 28 graduate students, many of whom were coauthors on several papers. I have also coauthored dozens of conference papers with an even larger number of graduate students. I also have other works-in-progress that I expect to publish with other students in the near future.

Recent & Forthcoming Publications and Papers