Victoria Beall

  • Ph.D. Student
  • Teaching Assistant
  • Political Science
1602 Patterson Office TOWER
Research Interests:
Education

B.A. International Relations, The University of Georgia, 2016.

Biography

I am a second year Ph.D. Student and Teaching Assistant at the University of Kentucky studying Political Science with a major focus in Comparative Politics and a minor in International Relations.

Before beginning my doctoral studies at the University of Kentucky, I was a participant of the Richard B. Russel Security Leadership Program in the Center for International Trade and Security at the University of Georiga where I focused on CBRN security and international trade generally. I also worked with Dr. Igor Khripunov on projects concerning nuclear security culture during my time in the program.  

My current research interests fall broaldy within comparative politics with a focus on institutions and instutional design. I am interested in how institutional components intersect with gender to then affect elite political behavior. I am also interested in the interaction between gender norms, women, and institutions in times of conflict as well as post conflict. 

I have been a Teaching Assistant for the undergraduate course PS 101: Introduction to American Governemnt Fall 2016 with Dr. Richard Waterman and Spring 2017 with Dr. Steve Voss. During the Fall 2017 semester, I was a teaching assistant under Dr. Abby Cordova for PS 210 Introduction to Comparative Politics. I am currently the primary instructor of PS 101 Introduction to American Government. 

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