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J O E B E R G E R O N

    JOE BERGERON

    Curriculum Vitae

Department of Political Science 5308 Palo Verde Road

    University of California, Irvine Irvine, California 92617-4322 3151 Social Science Plaza (949) 854-7579

    Irvine, California 92697-5100 jbergero@uci.edu

EDUCATION

Ph.D., Political Science, UC Irvine (Expected June 2008).

    Women’s Studies Graduate Feminist Emphasis.

    M.A., Social Science, UC Irvine (March 2005).

    Teaching Credential, Social Science, California State University, Los Angeles (June 2001).

    Spanish Bilingual, Crosscultural, Language, and Academic Development Emphasis. B.A., Political Science; B.A., International Studies, Oregon State University (June 1998).

    Spanish Minor.

DISSERTATION

―Social Movement Promotion of Public Policy During Challenging Times.‖

    Drawing from the experience of the organized lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT)

    movement via an examination of in-depth interviews and documents, the study

    demonstrates the complex manner in which an American social movement goes about

    promoting its public policy agenda within a challenging political context.

    Advisor: Helen Ingram.

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

American Politics Public Policy Social Movements

    LGBT Politics Interest Groups Interpretive-Qualitative Methods

FELLOWSHIPS

    ; Regents’ Dissertation Fellowship, UC Irvine; Fall 2007.

    ; Department of Political Science Summer Fellowship, UC Irvine; Summer 2007.

    ; James J. Harvey Dissertation Fellowship, UC Irvine; Winter 2007 and Spring 2007.

    ; Human Rights Campaign Foundation Graduate Student Grant; Winter 2007.

    ; School of Social Ecology Warmington Public Policy Fellowship, UC Irvine; Fall 2006.

    ; Department of Political Science Summer Fellowship, UC Irvine; Summer 2006.

    ; Center in Law, Society, and Culture Graduate Fellowship, UC Irvine; Summer 2006.

    ; Regents’ Pre-Dissertation Fellowship, UC Irvine; Spring 2006.

    ; Department of Political Science Summer Fellowship, UC Irvine; Summer 2005.

    ; Department of Political Science Pre-Dissertation Fellowship, UC Irvine; Spring 2005.

    ; School of Social Sciences Resident Fellowship, UC Irvine; Winter 2004, Summer 2004,

    and Winter 2005.

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ADVANCED RESEARCH TRAINING

    Interpretive Methods. Course completed at the Summer School in Research Methods and

    Techniques hosted by the European Consortium for Political Research, Ljubljana,

    Slovenia; August 7-18, 2006.

    Primer on Empirical Research on Sexual Minorities. Training completed at the Williams

    Institute on Sexual Orientation Law and Public Policy, UCLA School of Law; April 28,

    2006.

CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION

Papers:

    ―The Impact of Public Policy Losses on Social Movement Strategy.‖ To be presented at the

    annual meeting of the Western Political Science Association, San Diego, CA; March 20-

    22, 2008.

    ―The Role of Agenda Setting in Navigating the Terrain between Group Maintenance and

    Coalition Building.‖ Presented at the annual meeting of the American Political Science

    Association, Chicago, IL; August 30-September 2, 2007.

    ―Social Movements and Public Policy: Learning from the Organized LGBT Movement in the

     United States.‖ Presented at the annual meeting of the Western Political Science

     Association, Las Vegas, NV; March 8-10, 2007.

    ―Sexual Identity and Queer Marginalization in American Politics.‖ Presented at the annual

     meeting of the American Political Science Association, Philadelphia, PA; August 31-

     September 3, 2006.

    ―Examining Determinants of American Support for Same-Sex Marriage.‖ Presented at the

     annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, Washington, DC;

     September 1-4, 2005.

    ―Flexing the Fourteenth Amendment: The New Inclusion of Gay and Lesbian Americans in the

     U.S. Constitution.‖ Presented at the annual meeting of the Western Political Science

     Association, Oakland, CA; March 17-19, 2005.

Other Participation:

―The Methods Café: Consult a Specialist—Methodological Brainstorming.‖ Will co-chair this

    panel of the Interpretation and Methods Section at the annual meeting of the Western

    Political Science Association, San Diego, CA; March 20-22, 2008.

    ―The Methods Café.‖ Co-chaired this panel of the Qualitative Methods Section at the annual

    meeting of the American Political Science Association, Chicago, IL; August 30-

    September 2, 2007.

    ―The Methods Café.‖ Assisted the organizers of this panel of the Interpretation and Methods

    Section at the annual meeting of the Western Political Science Association, Las Vegas,

    NV; March 8-10, 2007.

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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Teaching Associate (Instructor), Department of Political Science, UC Irvine.

    ; Sexuality and Politics, Summer 2007.

    Guest Lecturer, Department of Political Science, UC Irvine.

    ; Graduate Seminar on Public Policy, May 18, 2007.

    Teaching Assistant, UC Washington Center Academic Internship Program, Washington, DC.

    ; Washington Seminar and Public Policy Seminar, Winter 2006. Teaching Assistant, Department of Women’s Studies, UC Irvine.

    ; Gender and Feminism in Everyday Life, Fall 2005.

    Teaching Assistant, Department of Political Science, UC Irvine.

    ; Legal Implications of the Drug Trade, Fall 2004.

    ; Introduction to American Government, Spring 2004.

    ; Introduction to International Relations, Fall 2003.

    High School Teacher, Lincoln High School, Los Angeles Unified School District.

    ; World History and United States History, August 2000 June 2003.

    Substitute High School Teacher, Los Angeles Unified School District.

    ; Various Subjects, December 1999 June 2000.

UNIVERSITY INVOLVEMENT

    LGBT Resource Center Speakers Bureau, UC Irvine. Completed training and served on various

    panels designed to increase LGBT visibility on campus; Fall 2006 present.

    LGBT Resource Center Safe Zone, UC Irvine. Completed training and participated in program

    designed to improve campus climate around LGBT issues; Fall 2006 present.

RELATED EXPERIENCE

    Residential Counselor, Seneca Center for Children and Families, San Leandro, CA.

    ; November 1998 October 1999.

    Paralegal, U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division Field Office, San Francisco, CA.

    ; July October 1998.

    Journalism Intern, Institute for Central American Studies, San José, Costa Rica.

    ; May September 1997.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

    American Political Science Association; Western Political Science Association.

REFERENCES

    Dr. Helen Ingram, Political Science, UC Irvine; hingram@uci.edu, (949) 836-8244. Dr. Louis DeSipio, Political Science, UC Irvine; ldesipio@uci.edu, (949) 824-1420. Dr. Jennifer Terry, Women’s Studies, UC Irvine; jterry@uci.edu, (949) 824-7141.

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