Ryane Straus



Ph.D.Political ScienceUniversity of California, Irvine
M.A.Social ScienceUniversity of California, Irvine
B.A.Political ScienceUniversity of California, Santa Barbara

Professional Experience

Department of History and Political Science, College of Saint Rose, Albany, New York

  • Tenured Professor of U.S. Politics, 2016-present
  • Tenured Associate Professor of U.S. Politics, 2011-2016
  • Assistant Professor of U.S. Politics, 2005-2010

Teaching Interests

  • Undergraduate, lower division: Introduction to U.S. Politics; Politics of Education; Theories and Methods of Political Inquiry
  • Undergraduate, upper division: Urban Politics; Race and Education; Public Policy; Racial and Ethnic Politics in the United States; Media and Politics; Political and Social Criticism in The Simpsons (taught in American Studies)
  • Senior Seminars: Racial and Ethnic Politics in the United States; Political Power

Research/Creative Works

  • Straus, Ryane McAuliffe and Scott Lemieux. 2016. “The Two Browns: Policy Implementation and the Retrenchment of Brown v. Board of Education.” New Political Science. 38(1):44-60.
  • Straus, Ryane McAuliffe. 2011. “Citizens’ Use of Policy Symbols and Frames.” Policy Sciences. 44 (1):13-34
  • Straus, Ryane McAuliffe. 2010. “Measuring Multi-Ethnic Desegregation.” Education and Urban Society. 42 (2):223-242
  • Straus, Ryane McAuliffe. 2004. “Reconstructing Los Angeles Magnet Schools: Representations in Newspapers.” Peabody Journal of Education. 79 (2): 98-121