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Jennifer Ostojski

PhD Candidate in Political Science

Jennifer Ostojski is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Political Science at Northeastern University, specializing in Comparative Politics and International Politics. She has a strong background and interest in the European Union, supranational institutions, and state building.

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Research Interests

Jennifer is particularly interested in supranational institutions – especially the European Union –, how they handle cooperation among states (when facing crises), and how their existence effects the sovereignty of said individual member states.

Prior Work

During her undergraduate studies Jennifer held the position of research assistant under Professor Joseph Coelho, working on themes regarding state building in Kosovo.


Born and raised in Germany, Jennifer has spent the majority of her years post High School in the United States. In 2016 she graduated with a BA in Political Science, minoring in Sociology. Her passion for Political Science was sparked during a civil rights elective. And even though she now focuses on the European Union, it was that one particular elective that has steered her academic pursuits. She is fluent in Polish and German and can – if the situation ever arises – translate documents from Latin and Ancient Greek.

Conference Presentations

“Experiencing and Interpreting: Reacting to Experiential Learning Abroad”. Presented at the APSA Teaching and Learning Conference, Albuquerque, NM, USA. February 2020. 

“Creating Pan-European Nationalism – The House of European History”. Presented at the Association for Studies of Nationalities Conference, Colombia University, New York, NY, USA. May 2019. 

“The Rise of Euroscepticism and its toll on the future of the European Union”. Presented at the New England Political Science Association Conference, Newport, RI, USA. April 2016.

Degrees earned and institutions:

BA, Political Science, Framingham State University (2016)

MA, Political Science, Northeastern University (2019)

Research Interests: European Union, European Integration, Identity, Nationalism, Holocaust Remembrance, Teaching & Learning 

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