Dina Klimkina

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

Research Interests:

  • Comparative Politics
  • Political Participation
  • Indigenous Representation
  • Institutional Design
  • 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 second year doctoral student of Political Science. Her current research seeks to explore what mechanisms facilitate indigenous political participation. Specifically, she hopes to understand how institutional context, history, and culture shape political behavior. In the Spring of 2018 she recieved the Lexington Herald Leader Graduate Student fellowship for her work on indigenous institutions in the United States. 

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

She is currently the Teaching Assistant for American Politics (PS 101) with Dr. Voss. Her office hours are Monday 2-4pm, or by appointment.



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