Faculty Profile

Kristine Mitchell

Associate 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.


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

2016-2017 Academic Year

Fall 2016

FYSM 100 First-Year Seminar
The First-Year Seminar (FYS) introduces students to Dickinson as a "community of inquiry" by developing habits of mind essential to liberal learning. Through the study of a compelling issue or broad topic chosen by their faculty member, students will: - Critically analyze information and ideas - Examine issues from multiple perspectives - Discuss, debate and defend ideas, including one's own views, with clarity and reason - Develop discernment, facility and ethical responsibility in using information, and - Create clear academic writing The small group seminar format of this course promotes discussion and interaction among students and their professor. In addition, the professor serves as students' initial academic advisor. This course does not duplicate in content any other course in the curriculum and may not be used to fulfill any other graduation requirement.

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

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

Spring 2017

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

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

POSC 250 West European Govt & Politics
This course provides a general overview to West European politics and the different political configurations that exist in the major West European countries. The course outlines some of the common features of the region's ongoing political development (e.g. democratization, institutionalization of the welfare state and political integration within the European Union) as well as the differences among today's national systems of political organizations.