Michael Shea

Ph.D. Candidate

Office: 852 Langdale Hall
Email: mshea2@gsu.edu
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
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Comparative Politics
International Relations

Research Areas

My dissertation is a state-level comparative study on same-sex marriage legalization. My research interests are human rights, LGBTQ rights, comparative politics, IR theory, group mobilization, and contested politics.


  • Master of Arts, Political Science, Georgia State University, 2013.

Teaching Experience

  • POLS 1101: American Government (online) – Instructor of Record/Spring 2020.
  • POLS 2401: Global Issues (traditional) – Instructor of Record/Fall 2019.
  • POLS 2401: Global Issues (online) – Instructor of Record/Spring 2019.
  • POLS 3400: International Politics (hybrid) – Instructor of Record/Fall 2018.

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