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Dr Sherrill Stroschein
29/30 Tavistock Square
  • Senior Lecturer
  • Dept of Political Science
  • Faculty of S&HS

Dr. Sherrill Stroschein joined UCL in September 2005 as Lecturer in Politics and Programme Coordinator of the MSc in Democracy and Comparative Politics. She was previously an Academy Scholar at the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies (2003-2005) and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Ohio University (2001-2005). She has also been a fellow at the Institute on Race and Social Division at Boston University (2000-2001). She received her Ph.D. from Columbia University (2000), and her undergraduate degree from Amherst College. Her PhD supervisor at Columbia was the late Dr. Charles Tilly.

Research Summary
Dr. Stroschein's research examines the politics of ethnicity in democratic and democratising states, especially democratic processes in states with mixed ethnic or religious populations. She has published articles in Perspectives on Politics, Party Politics, Nations and Nationalism, Political Science Quarterly, Voluntas, and Ethnopolitics, as well as other journals. She is also the author of Ethnic Struggle, Coexistence, and Democratization in Eastern Europe (Cambridge University Press, 2012, paperback 2014). The book examines ethnic minority protest as a means to influence policy outcomes in Central Europe, for groups that consistently find themselves on the losing side of elections. The event analysis for the book and much of her other work relies on non-English sources, and she speaks a number of European languages.

Dr. Stroschein is a member of the Executive Committee of the Association for the Study of Nationalities, She has been the Associate Editor of the journal Problems of Post-Communism since 2012, and was one of the editorial team members for the Journal of International Relations and Development for 2008-2011. She also serves on the editorial boards of Ethnopolitics and the Slovenian-based Treatises and Documents, the Journal of Ethnic Studies, as well as the new journal Intersections: East European Journal of Society and Politics. She has been the primary PhD supervisor for three completed students and has four current PhD students. She has reviewed manuscripts for a number of journals and book publishers, as well as for applications for grant and promotion awards.

Teaching Summary

Dr Stroschein directs the MSc in Democracy and Comparative Politics at UCL, and also supervises PhD students in topics related to her area of research. She has been the primary supervisor for 3  completed PhD students, and is the primary supervisor for 4 current students.

She designed and teaches the following MSc courses:
Democracy and Constitutional Design
Democratic Political Institutions
Governing Divided Societies

She also developed the initial syllabus for the undergraduate course in Comparative Political Analysis, which is taught by other staff members.

01-SEP-2005 Senior Lecturer in Politics, Director of Democracy MSc Political Science UCL, United Kingdom
SEP-2003 – MAY-2005 Academy Scholar Harvard U., Academy for International and Area Studies Harvard University, United States
SEP-2001 – AUG-2005 Assistant Professor (on leave for Harvard fellowship) Political Science Ohio University, United States
SEP-2000 – MAY-2001 Research Fellow Institute on Race and Social Division Boston University, United States
SEP-1999 – DEC-1999 Adjunct Lecturer Political Science, course on Gov't and Pol of E Cen Europe Hunter College, CUNY, United States
SEP-1991 – MAY-2000 Graduate Research Assistant Institute on East Central Europe Columbia University, United States
Academic Background
2000 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Politics Columbia University
1994 MIA Master of International Affairs – International Relations Columbia University
1991 BA Bachelor of Arts – Politics Amherst College
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