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Martin Allen Shefter


White Hall, Room 211

Educational Background

ulli divPh.D., Harvard University, 1970 /div /li li divB.A., summa cum laude in Government and distinction in all subjects, Cornell University, 1964/div /li /ul


Martin Shefter’s teaching and research focus on American political institutions. He has taught lecture courses on the U.S. Congress and on American Urban Politics, as well as seminars on Contemporary American Politics and on the domestic politics of America’s wars. Several of his publications analyze how changes in the international system shape political institutions and the conduct of politics in the United States.


  • Government

Graduate Fields

  • American Studies
  • Public Affairs


  • American political institutions