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Barbara Allen

Barbara Allen

  • James Woodward Strong Professor of Political Science and the Liberal Arts, Political Science

Education & Professional History

Indiana University, BA, MA, PhD.

At Carleton since 1988.

As Listed on Department Faculty Pages

Political Science

Office Hours: M-Th by appointment (sign up on Moodle)

Fall Class Schedule (9/11/17-11/15/17):
POSC 100.00 Political Thought of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr., T Th 10:10-11:55 in Weitz 233
POSC 180 Global Politics and Local Communities, T Th 1:15-3:00 in Weitz 235
POSC 224 Measuring and Evaluating Social and Ecological Systems, T Th 3:10-4:55 in Weitz 235 (first 5 weeks)

Professor Allen completed her PhD at Indiana University. She teaches courses in American politics, feminist political theory, politics and the media, and constitutional law. Her broad interests include research related to liberal philosophy, democratic theory, institutional analysis and design, rational choice, and policy and law related to gender and race. Her areas of specialization related to empirical theory and methodology include quantitative methods, political socialization and behavior, public opinion, and theories of learning. Professor Allen writes extensively on applying Tocqueville's theories to contemporary politics and policy. Other publications include her research on Martin Luther King's contributions to American political thought. She is a contributing editor to The Martin Luther King Papers Project at Stanford University and a fellow at the Mondale Policy Forum at the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs. Allen also is a recipient of several grants including the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Earhart Foundation fellowships.

Women’s and Gender Studies

Indiana University, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. Teaches courses in American politics, feminist political theory, politics and the media, and constitutional law. Her broad interests include research related to liberal philosophy, democratic theory, institutional analysis and design, rational choice, and policy and law related to gender and race. Her areas of specialization related to empirical theory and methodology include quantitative methods, political socialization and behavior, public opinion and theories of learning. Began teaching at Carleton in 1988.

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