Dr. Claire Haeg

Department Chair

Associate Professor of Political Science with Saint John's University/College of Saint Benedict since 2005. B.A., The University Sydney, Australia, 1990; MLIS, The University of Hawaii at Manoa, 1996; Ph.D., University of Oklahoma, 2006.

SJU Office: Simons 144
(320) 363-2080


Fall 2015 Courses


1:50 pm - 2:45 pm          POLS 111 - Intro to US Politics

10:40 am - 11:35 am       POLS 339 - Gender & Politics (cross listed with Gender Studies)

Women were granted the vote almost a century ago, so why are women still a mere 20% of the US Congress? Why has the United Kingdom had a female prime minister when there hasn't even been a nominated female US presidential candidate? Is it voters or big money or is it there just too much media bias? Do women really know less about politics than men? Why is there a gender pay gap, and how big is it really? Why do men have to register for the draft when women don't? This course examines the way in which gender affects our political life and how it shapes our politics: our beliefs and attitudes and worldviews, our voting behavior, and how we act in every aspect of the civic arena.