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Kirsten Rodine Hardy

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Associate Professor of Political Science

Kirsten Rodine-Hardy teaches international political economy, comparative politics, and international relations for undergraduates and graduates. She has lived and worked in France, the Czech Republic (1990-1994), Washington, D.C., Berkeley, CA, and Burkina Faso, West Africa. She speaks French, Czech, and some Swedish, Slovak, German, and Spanish. She studies global business regulation – how states and markets interact in the global political economy in sectors with new technology, that affect democracy, the environment, and security. Her underlying analytical framework focuses on the role of international organizations both public and private in the diffusion of regulation and governance in telecommunications and nanotechnology, among other sectors. As a political scientist, she shows how political and economic actors affect global markets, how politics plays a key role in creating and implementing economic reforms, and how economic policies affect politics and people’s lives. Her latest book, published with Cambridge University Press, analyzes Global Markets and Government Regulation in Telecommunications. Her second project analyzes the political and economic determinants of regulation and governance in nanotechnology, with significant impact on global environmental politics and international security. She employs mixed-method analysis, quantitative studies and structured focused case comparisons, to support her underlying research questions and speak to larger questions of theory and policy. She relies upon an amazing research team of Northeastern undergrads and grads, who support her research and conduct their own original research that they have presented at the Northeastern’s Research, Innovation, and Scholarship Exp (RISE). She has received funding from the National Science Foundation and the Department of Defense.

Professor Rodine-Hardy also sings in a choir at Christ Church Cambridge and loves exploring the outdoors with her two kids.

  • Northeastern University, ADVANCE, Junior faculty grant for External Career Mentor. 2012-13.
  • Harvard University, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Faculty Affiliate. 2008-present.
  • University of California, Berkeley. Dean’s Academic Progress Award II. 2002.
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award. 2000. University of California, Berkeley. Competitive, university-wide award given to less than ten percent of teaching assistants.
  • Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service. Honors in International Business Diplomacy,
  • Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence, Passed oral examinations with Distinction, Outstanding Public Service Award, Received one of four merit-based full-tuition scholarships. 1988-1990.
  • Presidential Management Internship (PMI) Finalist, 1990.

Related Schools & Departments

  • Education

    PhD, 2005, Political Science
    University of California, Berkeley

    MSFS, 1990
    Georgetown University

    BA, 1988
    Brown University

  • Contact

  • Address

    215L RP
    360 Huntington Avenue
    Boston, MA 02115

  • Office Hours

    Mondays: 12-1 p.m., 3-4 p.m.; Thursdays: 12-1 p.m.; and by appointment