Teacher of the Year, Department of Political Science, University of Colorado Boulder, 2021
Resources for Undergraduate Students at the University of Colorado
Check out our STUDIO Undergrad Research Lab!
RESEARCH: Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) at CU (Apply for money to do research with faculty. NEXT DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 14, 2020)
ATTEND A CONFERENCE: Professional and Academic Conference Endowment (PACE) (Apply for money to present at conferences!)
WRITE & PUBLISH: Colorado Political Science Review (Write an article or a letter to the editor, or apply to be an editor!)
On October 17, 2019, six undergraduate students at the University of Colorado—Ian Hogg, Brian Iraheta, Kavya Kannan, Cameron Love, Kevin Ordonez, and Ayomi Rajapakse—presented their findings about how authoritarian regimes invest in higher education.
Introduction to Comparative Politics
Central & East European Politics
EU and Central & East European Politics
Graduate Courses for M.A. students
Russian Politics, short course (cours d'ouverture), Sciences Po Bordeaux
Graduate Seminars for Ph.D. students
Comparative Political Economy
Comparative Political Institutions
Dissertation Writing Seminar
Teaching Political Science Seminar
Work Co-Authored with Students
Students Names Indicated with a "*"
Joseph B. Schaffer*, Sarah Wilson Sokhey, and A.Kadir Yildirim. 2019. "Classy Behavior: The Big Political Role of Small Business Owners,” Comparative European Politics, Vol. 17, Issue 1 (February): 22-48.
Amy Liu, Megan Roosevelt*, and Sarah Wilson Sokhey. 2017. “Trade and the Recognition of Commercial Lingua Francas: Russian Language Laws in Post-Soviet Countries," Economics & Politics, Vol. 29, Issue 1 (March), pp. 48-68.
"This is Why the West Should pay Attention to the Drama in Macedonia," Washington Post, May 29, 2017 (with Danilo Gjukovikj*)
“Party Promises: What Politicians Offer When Governing Institutions Are Poor,” with Danilo Gjukovikj*. We examine how the perception of governance quality influences the content of party manifestos in relation to social policies including education. Being drafted.
“Authoritarian Investments in Higher Education,” with Jeffrey Nonnemacher*. We use data from official government news sources to evaluate how and why the authoritarian regimes of Russia, China, and Singapore choose to invest in higher education. Presented at the Southern Political Science Association conference in January 2020.
“Undergraduate Research Opportunities: Reflections on Summer Coding Project,” with Jeffrey Nonnemacher*. Presented at the Southern Political Science Association conference in January 2020 and nominated for the Malcom Jewell Award for best paper authored by a graduate student.
Pedagogy: My Work Promoting Better Teaching
Tips &Tricks for Teaching is a project that I completed as part of my participation as an ASSETT Faculty Fellow.
Session 1 - Intro to Tips & Tricks along with info on Discussion Techniques, Mini-Simulations, and Current Events Coverage
Note: For future online "sessions" I will be recording the topics above separately as short videos so that faculty can quickly access the topics in which they are most interested.
Session 2 - Recorded Lectures
Additional information: Links mentioned in Session 1 of "Tips & Tricks"