Meet our new faculty: Scott Straus, political science

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Scott Straus is a new member of the UC Berkeley faculty. (Photo courtesy Scott Straus)

Name: Scott Straus (he/him)
Discipline: Political science
Degrees: B.A., Dartmouth, 1993; Ph.D., UC Berkeley, 2004
Research interests: The determinants and consequences of large-scale violence, in particular genocide, and efforts to protect people from abuse in a global context through human rights instruments.
Hobbies: I love to fly fish, cycle, hunt for morel mushrooms, restore land and streams, and immerse myself in ecosystems. I am also passionate about contemporary African art. I am married, have two children (14 and 10), and two dogs.