Dina Klimkina

  • Ph.D. Student, Teaching Assistant
  • Political Science
1618 Patterson Office Tower
Ph.D. Student

Research Interests:

  • Comparative Politics
  • Political Participation
  • Women’s Representation
  • Indigenous Representation
  • Institutional Design

B.A. in International Studies (Minors in Government and History), Centre College, 2012.
M.A. in International Studies, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver, 2014.


Dina is a second year doctoral student of Political Science. Her current research seeks to explore the role of Native American women in tribal governments. Specifically, she hopes to understand when women participate in tribal politics, and how history and culture shape their roles in tribal governance. 

Prior to attending UK she worked at the One Earth Future Foundation, Center on Rights Development, and the United Nations Economic Comission for Europe, Environmental Division, amongst others. 

She is currently the Teaching Assistant for Comparative Politics (PS 210) with Dr.  Abby Cordova. My office hours are Monday 9:30-11:30am, or by appointment.



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