Jeffrey Togman , Ph.D.
Professor of Political Science and Film
Department of Political Science and Public Affairs
Jeffrey M. Togman is an American filmmaker and political scientist who has taught
at Seton Hall University for over twenty-five years. He has directed three award-winning
documentaries and he has written about a wide range of issues in the field of political
His most recent documentary, Mayor Mohamed, had its world premiere at the Brooklyn Film Festival and its international premiere at the Arabisches Filmfestival in Germany. The film won a Special Jury Award at the Montclair Film Festival, where executive director Tom Hall said, “Mayor Mohamed explores the fragility of our democratic values with dignity and keen insight into the issues that frame our collective identity." The film was acquired by the Hollywood distribution company Freestyle Digital Media and is currently available on Amazon, iTunes, YouTube Movies, Google Play, and other platforms.
Togman's documentary We're Not Blood had its world premiere at the San Francisco Documentary Festival and its international premiere at the Portobello Film Festival in London. The film won the Best Dramatic Documentary Feature Award at the Atlanta International Documentary Film Festival. BBC Radio called We're Not Blood, "Absolutely extraordinary … an amazing story." The film was broadcast on the Mexican public television series DOC 360° on Canal Once.
His first feature film Home had its world premiere at the SilverDocs/AFI Documentary Festival (now AFI Docs), where it won a Special Jury Recognition Award. Home was also an official selection of the Margaret Mead Film Festival. The New York Times called Home a "marvelously revealing documentary about the psychology of poverty." The film aired on the Sundance Channel. It was distributed by Magnolia Pictures and streamed on Netflix.
Professor Togman's book, The Ramparts of Nations (Praeger), is a comparative study of immigration politics in France and the United States. His essay "Sheree's Home" was published in Adrienne Brown and Valerie Smith (eds.), Race and Real Estate, (Oxford University Press). Togman is also the author and co-author of articles that have been published in PS: Political Science and Politics, Oxford International Review, Conflict Management and Peace Science, International Game Theory Review and Studies in Symbolic Interaction.
Dr. Togman has served Seton Hall in numerous leadership positions, including Associate Provost for Academic Administration, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Affairs. He did his graduate studies at New York University (NYU), where he studied Political Science, History, Anthropology, and French Studies, and earned a Ph.D. in Politics.
- Ph.D., New York University
- B.A., State University of New York at Albany
- Mayor Mohamed, Freestyle Digital Media, (2022).
- We're Not Blood, Kikker Arts, (2015).
- "Sheree's Home" In Adrienne Brown and Valerie Smith (eds.), Race and Real Estate. New York: Oxford University Press (2015).
- "A Home In Brick City", Studies in Symbolic Interaction, 36, Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 183- 199, August 2011
Magnolia Pictures, April 2005
The Rampart of Nations: Institutions and Immigration Policies in France and the United
Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers, 2001
- "Camp David: Was the Agreement Fair?" Co-authored with Steven J. Brams. In Paul F. Diehl (ed.), A Road Map to War: Territorial Dimensions of International Conflict. Vanderbilt University Press (1999).