Dr Sherrill Stroschein
Reader in Politics
Dept of Political Science
Faculty of S&HS
- Joined UCL
- 1st Sep 2005
Dr. Stroschein's research examines the politics of ethnicity in democratic and democratising states, especially democratic processes in states with mixed ethnic or religious populations. She has published articles in Perspectives on Politics, Party Politics, Nations and Nationalism, Political Science Quarterly, Europe-Asia Studies, and Ethnopolitics, as well as other journals. Description of and podcast on her current project funded by the ISRF, on local politics in ethnic enclaves.
She authored the monograph Ethnic Struggle, Coexistence, and Democratization in Eastern Europe, Cambridge University Press, July 2012, paperback version May 2014. Recipient of 1) honorable mention for the International Studies Association’s (ISA) section on Ethnicity, Nationalism, and Migration Studies, Distinguished Book Award, 2014, and 2) honorable mention for the 2013 Joseph Rothschild Book Prize, Association of the Study of Nationalities (ASN). The book uses event analysis to show how contention helped forge common rules and institutions during the democratic transition in these mixed states – where minority Hungarians and ethnic majorities disagree on language policy, local government / public administration structure, and public symbols. The event analysis for the book and much of her other work relies on non-English sources, and she speaks a number of European languages.She is also the editor of the volume Governance in Ethnically Mixed Cities (London / New York: Routledge, 2007, paprback edition 2016). Previously a special issue of Ethnopolitics 6, no. 2, 2007. As part of the project she authored the introduction, "Politics is Local: Ethnoreligious Dynamics under the Microscope."
- Columbia University
- Doctorate, Doctor of Philosophy | 2000
- Columbia University
- Other higher degree, Master of International Affairs | 1994
- Amherst College
- First Degree, Bachelor of Arts | 1991
Dr. Sherrill Stroschein joined UCL in September 2005 as Programme Coordinator of the MSc in Democracy and Comparative Politics. She was previously an Academy Scholar at the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies (2003-2005) and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Ohio University (2001-2005). She has also been a fellow at the Institute on Race and Social Division at Boston University (2000-2001). She received her Ph.D. from Columbia University (2000), and her primary supervisor was the late Dr. Charles Tilly. She received her undergraduate degree magna cum laude from Amherst College.