Santa Clara University

Department of Political Science

Janet Flammang

Phone: 408-554-5069
Location: Victor B. and Julia Botto Vari Hall
Room number: 234
Courses taught:
Introduction to U.S. Politics

Women and Politics

Women and Public Policy

The Making of Public Policy

Public Administration

California Politics

State and Local Politics

Janet Flammang

Professor Emerita

Winter Quarter Office Hours: MW 1:30-3 PM
Education: University of California at Los Angeles, Ph. D. 1980, B. A. 1970
Curriculum Vita: Janet Flammang (Updated May 2014)

Janet A. Flammang teaches courses in U. S. politics with an emphasis on women and politics. Her current research explores the relationship between meals, conversation, community and democracy. She is the author or editor of books and journal articles on women's politics. She worked on a NSF-funded project on city government responses to issues of moral controversy.  She has been a member of the Committee on the Status of Women in both the American Political Science Association and the Western Political Science Association. She served as Acting Dean (half of 2001 and 2004-05) and Associate Dean (1994-2003) in the College of Arts and Sciences. She received a Phi Beta Kappa award for teaching excellence. Professor Flammang's latest book, The Taste for Civilization: Food, Politics, and Civil Society, is reviewed by Michael Pollan in the June 10, 2010 Edition of the New York Review of Books. See to read the review and for more information on the book.

Selected publications:

The Taste for Civilization: Food, Politics, and Civil Society, Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 2009.

Women's Political Voice: How Women are Transforming the Practice and Study of Politics, Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1997.

American Politics in a Changing World (co-author), Pacific Grove: Brooks/Cole, 1990.

Political Women: Current Roles in State and Local Government (editor), Beverly Hills: Sage Publications, 1984.

"Effective Implementation: The Case of Comparable Worth in San Jose," Policy Studies Review, 5:4 (May 1986).

"Female Officials in the Feminist Capital: The Case of Santa Clara County," Western Political Quarterly 38:1 (March 1985).