Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science
Ph.D., University of California

Office: Carlson Hall, Room 221
Phone: (203) 576-4209



Linda Hasunuma is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science in the College of Public and International Affairs. She earned her Ph.D. in Comparative Politics at the University of California, Los Angeles. She has taught at UCLA, Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, Pepperdine University, and Franklin and Marshall College.

At the University of Bridgeport, she teaches a First Year Seminar on Citizenship and Social Justice, Human Security, Introduction to Political Science, Comparative Politics and International Politics. During the 2018-19 academic year, she will serve as the acting Chair of the new Political Science program. As a first-generation student, Pell Grant recipient, and non-traditional returning adult student, Dr. Hasunuma has been a dedicated advocate for non-traditional student success in higher education.

Dr. Hasunuma’s areas of specialization are gender politics and US-Japan-South Korea relations. For more information and updates on scholarship, media interviews, and service to the profession, please visit:

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