Meet Alexandra Siegel

June 11, 2020

Dr. Siegel’s work uses original datasets of hundreds of millions of social media posts, text and network analysis, machine learning methods, and experiments to study mass and elite political behavior in the Arab World and other comparative contexts. Her research explores drivers and mitigators of intergroup conflict and intolerance, consequences...

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Meet Jaroslav Tir

Feb. 7, 2019

Professor of Political Science For Jaroslav Tir, coming to the University of Colorado has been a long-term goal. Graduating from the University of Illinois and spending an early part of his career at the University of Georgia, Tir jumped at the opportunity to come to CU in 2011. “Professionally, the...


Meet Krister Andersson

Nov. 29, 2018

Krister Andersson became a professor in the CU Political Science Department in 2005 after a career with the United Nations. Andersson worked for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN, focusing on issues of forest conservation. “During my time at the UN, we were asked by member governments to...

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Meet Josh Strayhorn

Aug. 23, 2018

Assistant Professor “I think college is an opportunity for people to become broad-minded citizens; students should get an exposure to all kinds of ways of thinking and disciplines and learn how they fit together. I think it’s very important to have a sense of perspective of our world of knowledge,”...

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Meet Janet Donavan

June 27, 2018

Senior Instructor Since she was a little girl, politics has always fascinated Dr. Janet Donavan. “In Kindergarten, I was really interested in the 1980 presidential election”, she explained, “and when I was in 3 rd grade, I got a subscription to NewsWeek for my birthday.” “I don’t know why. My...

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Meet Sven Steinmo

April 19, 2018

Professor Steinmo recently returned to the University of Colorado after working in Florence, Italy since 2007. We asked him how this international experience influenced him as a teacher and a scholar. “I have been lucky to have lived in several countries over my lifetime,” Steinmo told us. “I honestly believe...


Meet Michaele Ferguson

March 23, 2018

Associate Professor “I am an army brat. I actually spent most of my childhood living in Western Europe,” Professor Ferguson says. Between the ages of three and 13, she lived in West Germany and the Netherlands. “I was living outside the United States but reading news about it. We would...

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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...


Meet David Bearce

Dec. 4, 2017

Professor in Political Science and International Affairs David Bearce, both a Political Science and International Affairs professor, says his earliest memories were of his time spent in Kenya when his father joined the Peace Corps. “The Kenyan government wanted professors to train Kenyans to teach, so you can’t just take...

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Meet Andrew Philips

Nov. 15, 2017

Assistant Professor Professor Andrew Philips arrived at the University of Colorado this semester – making him the newest addition to the Department of Political Science. “I chose this department because everyone was working on interesting projects and there was an emphasis on political economy, which is the substantive topic that...