Lowell Barrington

Associate Professor of Political Science, Chair of the Department of Political Science.

Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1995.


Lowell Barrington is Associate Professor and Chair in the Department of Political Science. His teaching and research specializations include post-Communist politics, ethnicity and nationalism, democratization, and political science research methodology. He has received research grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Council for Eurasian and East European Research (NCEEER).

Prof. Barrington's publications include an introductory comparative politics textbook, Comparative Politics: Structures and Choices (Wadsworth/Cengage, 2010), which was released in February of 2009. The second edition of CP:SC was released in January of 2012. He also has an edited book (University of Michigan Press) titled After Independence. His research articles have appeared in Comparative Political Studies, Europe-Asia Studies, European Journal of Political Research, Georgetown Immigration Law Journal, Harvard International Journal of Press/Politics, Journal of Central Asian Studies, Nationalism and Ethnic Politics, Nationalities Papers, Political Research Quarterly, Post-Soviet Affairs, Post-Soviet Geography and Economics, PS: Political Science and Politics, Review of Central and East European Law, and World Politics. He is also the author of book chapters on Baltic citizenship and nationalism in Ukraine.

Prof. Barrington is a Research Affiliate with UW-Madison's Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia (CREECA). He has also served as Editor-in-Chief of Analysis of Current Events, Social Science Proposal Reviewer for the National Research Council, and was Vice President of the Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN). He is currently a member of ASN's Executive Committee.

An avid tennis player, Prof. Barrington has worked as a professional tennis instructor at two different tennis clubs (in Madison, WI and Jackson, WI).















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