Dina Klimkina

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  • Ph.D. Student
  • Comparative Politics, American Politics
  • Political Science
Ph.D. Student & Graduate Assistant

Research Interests:

·       Comparative Politics

·       American Politics

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 third-year doctoral student of Political Science. Her current research seeks to explore the interaction of institutions and political behavior. Specifically, she hopes to understand how institutional context, history, and culture shape political behavior. In the Spring of 2018, she received the Lexington Herald-Leader Graduate Student fellowship for her work on indigenous institutions in the United States. In the Summer of 2018, she received the Political Science Endowed Doctoral Research and Travel Award to study legislative behavior in Ukraine.

Prior to attending UK she worked at the One Earth Future Foundation, Center on Rights Development, and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, amongst other organizations. 

She is currently the Graduate Assistant for the International Studies Program.




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