BA Politics, UC Santa Cruz; MA Government, Sacramento State University; PhD Political Science, University of California Davis
Modern and contemporary political theory; race, gender and politics.
Political Theory, American Government
Professor Nelson joined the faculty in 1996. Professor Nelson specializes in contemporary political theory and race, gender and politics. Her current research investigates the presence of neoliberal ideology in political campaign commercials. Her faculty development activities involve the integration of appropriate technology into the classroom and migration to an accessible syllabus format. She also serves on the Statewide Academic Senate as an elected representative of the SSU faculty.