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Department ofPolitical Science

Naomi Levy


Naomi Levy


Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Education:  Ph.D., University of California-Berkeley, 2009; M.A., University of California-Berkeley, 1999; M.A., Stanford University, 1998; B.A., University of California-Santa Cruz, 1992.

Naomi Levy’s research centers on the relationships between ordinary citizens and the state, with a particular focus on post-conflict societies. She employs community-based participatory methods to understand how the state can legitimize itself vis-à-vis the people and what might interrupt this process. With her work, she seeks to facilitate government responsiveness to community needs by amplifying the voices that are best placed to guide public servants.

She is a faculty affiliate at the Possibility Lab at UC Berkeley, a member of the board of directors of the Everyday Peace Indicators NGO, a certified workshop facilitator with the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity, and is the Director of SCU’s Office of Student Fellowships.

Levy received her PhD from the Department of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley, and also holds an MA in Social Sciences of Education from Stanford University School of Education. Her scholarship has been published in a broad range of academic journals, and she has received funding for her work from the American Council of Learned Societies, the Minerva Initiative, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, and the California Community Foundation / California 100 Initiative.

  • Political Science Research
  • Applied Quantitative Methods
  • Identity Politics in Comparative Perspective
  • Political Psychology
In the News

September 20, 2023

Naomi Levy co-authored an article in The Conversation, "Americans do talk about peace - just not the same way people do in other countries."

December 17, 2019

Naomi Levy co-authored an article in Minerva Research Initiative about ways to better international intervention in post-conflict countries.