Faculty Profile

Kristine Mitchell

Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Studies (2006)

Contact Information


Denny Hall Room 7


Professor Mitchell's teaching and research interests include European and EU politics, political identities, and labor politics. She has conducted field research across Western Europe and has held visiting and short-term appointments at the Institute for European Studies at UC Berkeley, the Center for European Studies at New York University, the Institut d'Etudes Politiques (Sciences Po) in Paris, and the Department of Political Science at Northwestern University. Recent scholarship includes "Rethinking the 'Erasmus Effect' on European Identity" (Journal of Common Market Studies, forthcoming); "Does Identification with Europe Increase Support for Further Economic Integration?" (Journal of European Integration, forthcoming); "The European Trade Union at Forty: Integration and Diversity in the European Labor Movement" (Labor History, forthcoming); “Student mobility and European identity: Erasmus study as a civic experience?” (Journal of Contemporary European Research, December 2012); and “From Whitehall to Brussels: Thatcher, Delors and the Europeanization of the TUC” (Labor History, February 2012).


  • B.A., Oberlin College, 1997
  • M.A., Princeton University, 2003
  • Ph.D., 2006

2014-2015 Academic Year

Fall 2014

POSC 170 International Relations
Cross-listed with INST 170-01.

INST 170 International Relations
Cross-listed with POSC 170-01.

INST 401 The End of Unipolarity?
What has happened to American power in the two decades since the international system became unipolar, and what is likely to happen to it in the future? The question has far-reaching implications for international and domestic security, the global economy, U.S. foreign policy, and interstate relations. In this senior research seminar we will explore the scholarly debate about U.S. power, the nature and future of unipolarity, and the challenges that the U.S. faces in maintaining a dominant international position. Students will complete a research project that examines the shifting distribution of international power in the context of their area of concentration in the International Studies major.

Spring 2015

INST 170 International Relations
Cross-listed with POST 170-01.

POSC 170 International Relations
Cross-listed with INST 170-01.

INST 270 European Union
Cross-listed with POSC 270-01.

POSC 270 European Union
Cross-listed with INST 270-01.

INST 390 Intl Relat in Multipolar World
Cross-listed with POSC 390-01.

POSC 390 Intl Relat in Multipolar Wrld
Cross-listed with INST 390-01.