Eric Stein

Graduate Student; Teaching Associate

Office Hours

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Office Location

Ellison 2830


International Relations
Political Theory
International Political Economy
Political Philosophy


Masters in Political Science, University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA

Masters in Public Policy and Public Administration, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec

Bachelors in Honors Political Science, Major History, Minor Economics, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec


Eric is a Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His research focuses on the effects of technological change (automation) on firms' immigration policy preferences.



Dissertation: "It's all about the tasks! Automation, Firms, and Immigration."

Dissertation Committee: Professor Benjamin J. Cohen (Chair), Associate Professor Neil Narang, Professor Stephen Weatherford.


As a Teaching Associate
POLS 1: Introduction to Political Philosophy (Summer 2020, Summer 2021)
POLS 15: Introduction to Research Methods and Statistics (Summer 2021)
POLS 119JW: Ethical Issues in International Relations: Just War Theory (Summer 2019, Fall 2020)



As Team Taught
FR 2: Elementary French (Winter 2021, Spring 2021)


As a Teaching Assistant
COMM 130: Political Communication
POLS 1: Introduction to Political Philosophy
POLS 6: Introduction to Comparative Politics
POLS 110J: Political Theory Concepts: Justice
POLS 110DT: Political Theory Concepts: Democratic Theory
POLS 119JW: Ethical Issues in International Relations: Just War Theory
POLS 124: International Organizations
POLS 126: International Security
POLS 186: International Political Economy
POLS 187: Classical Political Theory