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

Frieda Fuchs

Frieda Fuchs

Visiting Assistant Professor

Contact Information


King 305A
(440) 775-8544

Personal Office Hours:
Friday 3:30-4:30

Frieda Fuchs

Educational Background

  • B.A., Brandeis University, 1985
  • M.A, African Area Studies, U.C.L.A., 1989
  • Ph.D., Government, Harvard, 2001

Visiting Assistant Professor of Politics, received her B.A. from Brandeis University, M.A. from U.C.L.A., and her Ph.D. from Harvard University. Fuchs’s main teaching interests are European social policy and the origins of the welfare state; political development of Western Europe; democratization in comparative perspective; and political regimes. She is currently working on a book manuscript that examines, based on extensive archival research, the development of protective labor policies (e.g., child labor laws, industrial safety) in 19th-century Britain and France, with a special emphasis on the labor inspectorate. Fuchs has published in Theory and Society,Politics & Society, and H-France.