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Affiliated Department or Office
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

Crystal H. Brown earned her Ph.D. in Political Science with a focus in the subfields of Comparative Politics, International Relations, and U.S. Foreign Policy at the University of Oregon. She also has a Master of Public Administration (MPA) from Pennsylvania State University. Her areas of interest include 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.

Professional Highlights & Honors
Fulbright Schuman Scholar, 2017
Fulbright Scholar Program
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.