Alison Keleher

Undergraduate Program Coordinator

Office Hours

By appointment only. Please contact polscipeeradvisor@polsci.ucsb.edu to schedule an appointment.

Contact Phone

805-893-3433

Office Location

Ellison 3837

Specialization

Undergraduate Program Coordination

Scheduling

Internship Program Coordination

Student Awards

Dispute Resolution

Supervisor, Academic Advising

TA Training

Adjunct Faculty - American Politics

Education

Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara, 2005

Research

American campaign finance, political parties, interest groups, LGBTQ politics.

Publications

  • "Explaining the Growing Support for Gay and Lesbian Equality Since 1990", Journal of Homosexuality.  59:1307-1327. 2012. 
  •   Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History, s.v. “The Republican Party” (1946-1975), 2010.  CQ Press.
  •   Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History, s.v. “Third Parties” (1946-1975) 2010. CQ Press.
  •  "Explaining the Growing Support for Gay and Lesbian Equality Since 1990" Paper presented at the 2008 Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Boston, MA.
  •   “Leaving No Straight Person Behind: Outreach to the Wider GOP by the Log Cabin Republicans” Paper presented at the 2008 Meeting of the Western Political Science Association, San Diego, CA.
  • “Log Cabin Republicans and Other Party Clubs: Amateur Democrats or Interest Group Apprentices?”  Paper presented at the 2007 Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association, Las Vegas, NV.
  • The Phantom Menace? Independent Campaigning by Interest Groups in Congressional Elections.”  Paper presented at the 2005 Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association, Oakland, CA.
  • Review of  Choosing our Choices: Debating the Presidential Nominating Process, by Robert E. DiClerico and James W. Davis, White House Studies, Vol. 1., number 4, 2002.
  • “Stealing the Show: Organized Interests and Independent Campaigns in Congressional Elections,” paper presented at the 1999 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Atlanta, GA 
  •  “Sharing the Load: Political Party and Interest Group Cooperation in Congressional Elections,” presented at the 1998 Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association, Los Angeles, CA.
  •   “Political Parties, Interest Groups, and Soft Money: Does the Money Flow Both Ways?” presented at the 1996 Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association, San Francisco, CA.

Courses

  • American Politics, i.e., introduction to American government, the presidency, California government, congressional study, political parties, interest groups, voting, campaigns and elections, research methodology.
  • American Public Law, i.e., constitutional law, judicial process, administrative law, jurisprudence, law and society.