Elizabeth Bergman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Political Science
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California politics; especially the state budget, water policy, education funding and policy, Voters (demographics), voting behavior (turnout) and public opinion/polls, Elections; administration and processes both statewide and nationally (Voter ID, long lines, voting by mail, poll worker recruitment), Urban politics; especially relating to sub-city governments (special districts, e.g. school districts), Practical politics, "how to" of campaigns and how candidates get elected, Lobbying and political reform, re: money and influence in politics and elections
In The News
Senator Feinstein Has No Plans To Resign
Professor Elizabeth Bergman shares her thought's on Feinstein's long absence from senate.
May 5, 2023
More Than $7.7 Million Spent in East Bay State Senate Race (East Bay Times)
Professor Elizabeth Bergman shares her thoughts on the Senate race spending.
November 3, 2022
Mayors Libby Schaaf and London Breed Have Picked a Candidate in the Oakland Mayor’s Race (SF Chronicle)
Professor Elizabeth Bergman says endorsements are key in races with unfamiliar candidates.
September 21, 2022