Professor, Political Science; Director, University Honors Program Profile Image
Professor, Political Science; Director, University Honors Program Women's & Gender Studies

Patrice is addicted to traveling. Most recently, she and her husband and two daughters have been exploring Asia, spending most of their time in China but also travelling in Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, Korea, and Cambodia. Most of her time abroad however has been spent in Europe, living in Poland, the Balkans and Russia. Patrice is a runner, loves yoga, and this spring will run her 6th half marathon. Her current research is being conducted on the intersection of International Relations and Comparative Politics with a focus on security and governance, the role of non-state actors, and the interaction between global norms and local realities.


Selected Awards/Accomplishments

Dean's Award for Excellence in Graduate Education, UNL, 2012.

Honorary Member, Chancellor's Innocents Society, UNL, 2012.

Distinguished Teaching Award, College of Arts and Sciences, UNL, 2005.



Ph.D., Political Science, Columbia University

Areas of Specialization

International Relations

Comparative Politics

Human Security