American Politics, Political Thought
San Jose State University
One Washington Square
San Jose, CA 95192-0119
Mondays 4:30pm - 5:30pm in person or via Zoom or by appt.
M.A. University of California, Riverside
Joseph Bergee has a B.A. in political science from California State University San
Bernardino and a M.A. in political science from University of California, Riverside.
During his time at these institutions, he worked as a Supplemental Instruction Leader
in political science at CSUSB and as a Teaching Assistant at UCR.
At CSUSB, Bergee studied abroad with the Oxford Study Abroad Programme taking courses
in International Relations and Anglo-American Conservatism, as well as a Tutorial
on modern political thought during the summer of 2017. In the summer of 2019, he studied
abroad at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, taking graduate summer
seminars in Ancient Greek political thought, history, and archeology.
Bergee has one publication, a short essay on the Lincoln-Douglas Debates of 1858 and
its relation to modern slavery. His academic interests lie in American politics and
the history of political thought. His non-academic interests include playwriting,
hiking, and swimming.