Political Science & International Relations

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Political Science & International Relations

Faculty & Staff

Lipson, Daniel

Ph.D. 2002, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Associate Professor

Department: Political Science
Office: JFT 810
Phone: (845) 257-3543
E-mail: lipsond@newpaltz.edu

Career History

Assistant Professor of Political Science, Kalamazoo College, 2002-2008
Awarded tenure and promotion to Associate Professor at Kalamazoo College in 2008.
Assistant Professor of Political Science, SUNY New Paltz, 2008-2013
Awarded promotion to Associate Professor at SUNY New Paltz in September 2013.
Granted tenure in 2013, to go into effect in 2014.

Teaching Interests

American politics, law and politics, racial and ethnic politics, environmental politics.

Research/Creative Activity

The politics of affirmative action in higher education.
Environmental/energy politics in the context of resource depletion and ecological limits to growth.

Awards, Honors & Recognition

See C.V.


  1. “Is the Great Recession Only the Beginning? Economic Contraction in an Age of Fossil Fuel Depletion and Ecological Limits to Growth.” December, New Political Science 33(4): 555-575.

  2. “The Resilience of Affirmative Action in the 1980s: Innovation, Isomorphism, and Institutionalization in University Admissions.” March, Political Research Quarterly 64 (1): 132-144.

  3. “Where’s the Justice? Affirmative Action’s Severed Civil Rights Roots in the Age of Diversity.” December, Perspectives in Politics 6 (4): 691-706.

  4. “Embracing Diversity: The Institutionalization of Affirmative Action as Diversity Management at UC-Berkeley, UT-Austin, and UW-Madison.” Fall, Law & Social Inquiry 32 (4): 985-1026.

  5. “Reformulating Privacy: Locations, Autonomy and Community.” Innovations: A Journal of Politics 1: 39-58.

Committee Memberships & Professional Organizations

American Political Science Association (APSA)
Western Political Science Association (WPSA)
Law & Society Association (LSA)
Law & Courts Organized Section of APSA
New Political Science Organized Section of APSA
Race, Ethnicity, & Politics Organized Section of APSA
Science, Technology, & Environmental Politics Organized Section of APSA

Link to CV