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Shelli Israelsen, Ph.D.

Department of Political Science
Indiana University — Bloomington

I have a doctoral degree in political science from Indiana University, where I specialized in international relations and research methodology. My research focuses primarily on conflict processes, international security and foreign policy analysis. Specifically, my research interests include: gender and security, ethnic conflict, insurgent recruitment and insurgent-created wartime institutions. My teaching interests include: international conflict, civil war, U.S. foreign policy, contentious politics, African politics and development, Southeast Asian politics, international law, research design and research methods.


Instructor of Record

  • Introduction to Global Politics / U.S. Foreign Policy in the Muslim World
  • American Government

Associate Instructor

  • Analyzing Politics (online research methods class)
  • Introduction to Political Theory
  • Racial and Ethnic Politics in the U.S.
  • U.S. Elections 2012
  • American Political Controversies
  • Introduction to International Relations