Department Chair:
Marc Blecher

Administrative Assistant:
Tracy Tucker

Department Email:

Phone: (440) 775-8487
Fax: (440) 775-8898

Rice Hall, Room 216
10 N. Professor St.
Oberlin, OH, 44074

Michael Parkin

Michael Parkin

Associate Professor

Educational Background

  • BA (Hons), University of British Columbia, 1996
  • MA, University of Toronto, 1997
  • PhD, University of Minnesota, 2006

Office Hours

Thursday 3:00-4:00 Sign up here for an appointment.

Curriculum Vitae

Michael Parkin, Associate Professor of Politics, received his PhD from the University of Minnesota.  His research focuses on the relationship between political candidates, the media, and voters in the US.  He is particularly interested in how candidates use "new media" (e.g., the Internet, entertainment television) and the effect this has on voters.  His research has appeared in American Political Science Review, The Journal of Politics, Political Research Quarterly, and The Social Science Computer Review.  He teaches courses on political psychology, media and mass political behavior, campaigns and elections, quantitative research methods, and American politics.