Erica Frantz

Erica  Frantz
  • Associate Professor
  • Comparative Politics
  • Department of Political Science
  • 335 S. Kedzie Hall
  • 368 Farm Lane
  • East Lansing MI 48823
  • 517-353-3280


Erica Frantz


Erica Frantz (Ph.D., UCLA, 2008) is an associate professor in Political Science at Michigan State University.  From 2011 to 2015, she was an assistant professor in Political Science at Bridgewater State University, and from 2008 to 2011 she worked as an analyst at the Institute for Physical Sciences. Her research and teaching interests include authoritarian politics, democratization, conflict, and development. She is particularly interested in the security and policy implications of autocratic rule.