Brian Coyne

Brian  Coyne
Lecturer, Political Science
Honors Program Advisor

Brian Coyne is a Lecturer in Political Science. Originally from New Jersey, he received his B.A. in Government from Harvard College in 2007 and his Ph.D. 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. He was the Interim Faculy Director of the Center's Undergraduate Program in 2022-23.