Brian Coyne is a Teaching Fellow in Thinking Matters. He has also taught at San Francisco State University's Osher Lifelong Learning Center and San Francisco College Track. Originally from New Jersey, he received his B.A. in Government from Harvard in 2007 and his Ph.D. in Political Science from Stanford in 2014. His dissertation, "Non-state Power and Non-state Legitimacy" explores how liberal theories of justice should evaluate the power of non-state actors like NGOs, corporations, and international institutions. Brian's other research interests include political representation, the debate about responses to climate change, and the politics of urban space and planning. He also writes about bicycling for the San Francisco Chronicle and enjoys exploring the Bay Area and California by bicycle.

Academic Appointments

2019-20 Courses