Santa Clara University

Department of Political Science

Bridgette Portman

Phone: 408-551-6051
Location: Victor B. and Julia Botto Vari Hall
Room number: 244
Courses taught:
The Constitution & Equality

Special Topics in U.S Politics

Bridgette Portman


Fall Quarter Office Hours: F 9:30 - 11:30
Education: Ph.D. in Political Science (Political Psychology Concentration), University of California at Irvine 2011; B.A. Politics/Economics/Philosophy, Western Washington University 2004.
Cirriculum Vitae: Bridgette Portman (Updated 2012)

Bridgette Portman's research interests include American politics and political psychology, particularly the intersection of political ideology and personality. She has a special interest in existential psychology, particularly fear of death, and its possible impacts on political belief systems and behavior. She is teaching courses this year in American Politics, the Constitution and Equality, Women in Politics, and Research Methods, as well as a special topics course entitled Death, Politics, and Policy. In her spare time she enjoys writing plays