Crystal Brown

Assistant Professor
Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies (GSWS)
PhD, Political Science- Comparative Politics, International Relations, U.S. Foreign Policy University of Oregon 2019
MPA, Public Administration- Pennsylvania State University 2006
Expert Bio

Professor Brown’s research focuses on international relations, comparative immigration and integration policies, human rights, refugees, race/ethnicity and politics, and international security studies. She is most interested in the effect of political culture, technology, institutions, and individual decision-making on different political systems around the world and the historical development of those political processes and structures.

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Associated Press
Ukraine invasion spotlights the delicate state of democracy

The Associated Press spoke with Assistant Professor of Social Science & Policy Studies Crystal Brown about how the Russian invasion of Ukraine threatens democracy, and how Vladimir Putin has used the appearance and infrastructure of democracy to gain, and keep, power.


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