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Department of Political Science

Kristin Johnson

Kristin Johnson


Associate Professor

Kristin Johnson (Ph.D. Claremont Graduate University, 2007) joined the Political Science Department in the Fall of 2007. Her current research interests include examining the relationship between state capabilities and civil conflict, resource distribution and development, remittances, and the subnational study of political and economic transitions. She is the former Co-Editor of International Interactions and current member of the TransPacific Consortium.  Her research has appeared in the Journal of Peace Research, Public Opinion Quarterly, International Interactions, and several book chapters.

At URI, Kristin teaches courses in International Political Economy, Comparative Politics, International Development, Civil Conflict, and African Politics.

Kristin Johnson
Department of Political Science
University of Rhode Island
Washburn Hall 80 Upper College Road, Suite 4
Kingston, RI 02881-0817

Voice mail: (401) 874-5495
Fax: (401) 874-4072

political science faculty

Timothy Hennessey, Ph.D.
Marc Hutchison, Ph.D. (MA Director)
Kristin Johnson, Ph.D. (MA Director)

Katrin Jomaa, Ph.D
Alfred Killilea, Ph.D.
Brian Krueger, Ph.D. (Chair)

Skye Leedahl, Ph.D.

Aaron Ley, Ph.D.

Maureen Moakley, Ph.D.
Shanna Pearson-Merkowitz, Ph.D.
Nicolai Petro, Ph.D.
Lawrence Rothstein, Ph.D.

Robert Weygand, MA, MPA (MPA Director)

Ping Xu, Ph.D.