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Christina Xydias Appointed Assistant Professor of Political Science at Clarkson University

Christina Xydias has been appointed assistant professor of political science at Clarkson University.

Christina XydiasShe received her bachelor of arts degree in political science from Brown University, and her master of arts and doctoral degrees in political science from Ohio State University. Her specializations are in comparative politics, women and politics, and contemporary political theory.

Before coming to Clarkson, Xydias was an assistant professor in the political science department at Susquehanna University and a visiting assistant professor at Union College.

Her research and academic interests focus on women and politics, as reflected in her dissertation “Women Representing Women?: Pathways to Substantive Representation.”

Xydias has published in peer-reviewed outlets and has several new projects underway relating to generational differences among female politicians and the framing of women’s rights in the European Parliament. She is a regular participant in national academic conferences and workshops and acts as a reviewer for professional journals.

Her honors include a year-long fellowship from Ohio State University and numerous grants to support her research and fieldwork.

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world’s pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and health sciences, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

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