Alyssa Maraj Grahame

Visiting Assistant Professor in Government

Teaching this semester

GOV 1400. Introduction to Comparative Government

Provides a broad introduction to key concepts in comparative politics. Most generally, asks why states are governed differently, both historically and in contemporary politics. Begins by examining foundational texts, including works by Marx, Smith, and Weber. Surveys subfields within comparative politics (the state, regime types, nations and nationalism, party systems, development, and civil society) to familiarize students with major debates and questions.

Office: 305 Dudley Coe Building


  • B.A., Toronto
  • Ph.D., Massachusetts-Amherst