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Brian Coyne

Brian  Coyne
Advanced Lecturer, Political Science
Nehal and Jenny Fan Raj Lecturer in Undergraduate Teaching
Honors Program Advisor

Brian Coyne is an Advanced Lecturer in Political Science and serves as the Nehal and Jenny Fan Raj Lecturer in Undergraduate Teaching. Originally from New Jersey, he received his B.A. in Government from Harvard College in 2007 and his PhD in Political Science from Stanford University in 2014. His dissertation, "Non-state Power and Non-state Legitimacy," explores how liberal theories of justice should evaluate the power of non-state actors like NGOs, corporations, and international institutions. Brian's other research interests include political representation, responses to climate change, and the politics of urban space and planning. From 2014 to 2017, he taught in Stanford's Thinking Matters program and has also taught at San Francisco State University's Osher Lifelong Learning Center and San Francisco College Track. Coyne's other research interests include political representation, responses to climate change, and the politics of urban space and planning. In addition to Political Science, he also teaches in Stanford's Public Policy, Urban Studies, and COLLEGE programs. He was the Interim Faculty Director of the Center's Undergraduate Program in 2022-23. 

Learn more: https://politicalscience.stanford.edu/people/brian-coyne