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CU Political Science Professor Sarah Sokhey has the latest on Ukraine war

Oct. 4, 2022

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How strong is Putin’s grip on power? Political scientist weighs in

Sept. 27, 2022

Wilson Sokhey, associate professor in the Department of Political Science , has spent 20 years traveling to and studying the politics and economics of Russia and former nations of the Soviet Union. And there has been plenty of news out of this region in recent weeks: Ukrainian troops kicked off...

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STUDIO Research Lab: A Political Science Initiative Expands to the Social Sciences

June 8, 2022

The STUDIO Research Lab: What It Is and Where It Is Going By Andrew Nonnemacher and Andy Baker If ever there was a win-win initiative, the STUDIO Lab is it. STUDIO pairs CU undergraduate students with CU social science faculty to work as paid research assistants on research projects. In...


Learning by Doing: Using an Undergraduate Research Lab to Promote Diversity and Inclusion

Feb. 3, 2022

Political Science Professor Sarah Sokhey and former CU undergrad, now a Ph.D. student in Political Science at Pittsburgh, Jeffrey Nonnemacher newest article about the STUDIO Undergraduate Research Lab has recently been published in PS. Abstract: Undergraduate research labs have long been recognized as having educational and professional benefits, but much...

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Dr. Sarah Sokhey on Biden/Putin Meeting

June 16, 2021

Dr. Sokhey specializes in comparative politics and political economy with a regional focus on the post-communist countries of Eastern Europe, Russia, and Central Asia. Click here to hear her discuss the Biden/Putin meeting on KOA news Radio. KOA news Radio

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2019 Marinus Smith Award Winners

April 23, 2019

The Political Science Department would like to congratulate Professor Sarah Wilson Sokhey and Professor Jennifer Fitzgerald on recieving the 2018-2019 Marinus Smith Awards. We feel grateful to have such amazing faculty! "The Marinus Smith Awards are presented each spring to nominated faculty, advisors and staff members who have made a...

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Professor Sarah Sokhey wins Ed A Hewett Book Prize

Oct. 10, 2018

Professor Sarah Sokhey's book, The Political Economy of Pension Policy Reversal in Post-Communist Countries (Cambridge University Press)), won the Ed A Hewett Book Prize for outstanding publication on the political economy of Russia, Eurasia and/or Eastern Europe from the Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES). Click here...

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Professor Sarah Sokhey with KOA Newsradio

July 18, 2018

Following the Trump-Putin Summit in Helsinki, Finland, Professor Sarah Sokhey spoke with KOA Newsradio hosts April Zesbaugh and Marty Lenz on July 18, 2018. She addressed the implications of the summit itself, and its impact on both Russian politics and American politics. Listen below!

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Meet Sarah Wilson Sokhey

Feb. 5, 2018

Assistant Professor Dr. Sarah Wilson Sokhey’s life in academia is a tale of two worlds. Not only has she been a part of the CU Boulder faculty since 2009, she is affiliated with the National Research University Higher School of Economics in Moscow, Russia. “I have been going to Russia...


Trade and the Recognition of Commercial Lingua Francas

Sept. 19, 2017

Abstract: Trade has the potential to influence a wide range of political and social outcomes. Using the post-Soviet context, we examine how language policies – vital components for how minorities are treated with far-reaching economic consequences – are influenced by trade. We argue that while ethnic politics and colonial legacies...