College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences

Faculty & Staff

Jill Hargis

Dr. Jill Hargis

Professor and Chair of Political Science

Office Phone: 909-869-3882
Office Location: 94-303
Office Hours: Please email
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Academic Degrees

  • PhD, University of California, Berkeley
  • JD, Harvard University
  • BA, University of Tennessee

Courses Taught

Observation of a variety of court sessions in the Los Angeles Superior Court system, including criminal, civil, juvenile, mental health, family law. Students meet with judges and lawyers at the courts and other offices of the legal system.
Selection of and preparation for an internship under faculty supervision. Development of a plan for identifying an internship opportunity related to career goals and conduct a search, apply, and be selected for an appropriate internship. Preparation for how to learn from and apply lessons from the internship shall be covered in meetings with the instructor.


Hargis, J. 2016. "Hannah Arendt's turn to the self and environmental responses to climate change paralysis." Environmental Politics, 25(3), 475-493. (Link)
Hargis, J.E. 2013. "Friedrich Nietzsche" in Encyclopedia of Modern Political Thought, eds. Claeys G. and L.T. Sargent. Washington DC: CQ Press. (Link)
Hargis, J.E. 2012. "From Demonization of the Masses to Democratic Practice in the work of Nietzsche, and Foucault." Human Studies, 34(4): 373-392. (Link)
Hargis, J.E. 2010. "(Dis)Embracing the Herd: A Look at Nietzsche’s Shifting Views of the Individual and the People." History of Political Thought, 31(3): 475-507. (Link)
Hargis, J.E. 2007. "Introduction" and co-editor in Histories of Postmodernism, an edited volume, with eds. Bevir, M. and S. Rushing. New York, NY: Routledge Press. (Link)
Hargis, J.E. 2007. "Chapter 3: Escape from the Subject: Heidegger’s Das Man and Being-in-the-world" in Histories of Postmodernism. New York, NY: Routledge Press. (Link)