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Dr. Elizabeth Frombgen

Professor of Political Science & Associate VP for Academic Affairs
Phone: 
402.461.7321
Office: 
Hurley-McDonald 222A

Experience

  • Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, July 2012-
  • Professor of Political Science, September 2011-
  • Associate Professor of Political Science, 2006-2011
  • Assistant Professor of Political Science, 2001-2006
  • Department Chair, Hastings College, 2003-2012

Education

  • Ph.D. Purdue University (Political Science), May 2001
  • M.A. Purdue University (Political Science), 1997
  • B.A. Western Washington University (with Honors), 1995

Awards and Grants

  • Co-recipient of Edwin J. Loutzenheiser, Jr. Family Faculty Education Stipend for a Survey Monkey membership to conduct a survey of Nebraska Food Cooperative Members on consumer habits, willing-to-pay for local food, and feelings of attachment to the local food movement.
  • Invited Faculty Lecturer, Hastings College, 2004-05 academic year.
  • Lilly Foundation Mini-Grant Recipient to present at the IV International Peace Congress in Pyatigorsk, Russia, 17-25 September 2004.
  • Co-Recipient of the Hal Dittmer, “Excellence in Teaching,” grant to compile and conduct a survey of Hastings, NE residents on attitudes toward American foreign policy in two Political Sciences courses during Fall 2004.
  • “Polished Apple Teaching Award” Hastings College, 2002-03.
  • Anderson Grant recipient, 2002-2003 for a trip to Russia.

Fields of Specialization

  • Comparative Politics
    • Russian and Eastern European Politics
    • Nationalism, Ethnic Conflict, Secession, and Political Violence
    • Political and Economic Development of Post-Communist and Less Developed Areas
    • Women and Politics
  • International Relations
  • International Political Economy
  • Politics of the Local Food Movement

Refereed Publications/Professional Service

  • Frombgen, Elizabeth et al. 2013. “Giving up Control in the Classroom: Having Students Create and Carry out Simulations in IR Courses.” PS 46 (2): 1-5.
  • Johnson, Vernon, and Elizabeth Frombgen.  2009. “Populist Nationalism in the United States” Social Identities 15(5): 631-658.
  • Frombgen, Elizabeth. 2007.  Book Review of Economic Autonomy and Democracy by Kelly McMann Volume 5, Issue 3 (September 2007) Perspectives on Politics.
  • Frombgen, Elizabeth. 2004.  “Toward an Understanding of the Chechen ‘Black Widows’: A Theoretical Perspective,” published by Pyatigorsk State Linguistic University as part of the conference proceedings from the IV International Peace Congress in Pyatigorsk, Russia, 17-25 September 2004
  • Frombgen, Elizabeth. 1999. “A Preliminary Model of Ethnic Conflict, Secession and Political Violence in Tatarstan and Chechnya: The Role of the State,” Nationalism and Ethnic Politics Vol. 5, No. 2: 91-117.
  • Frombgen, Elizabeth. “Partial Genocide: An Analysis of the Soviet Deportation of the Chechens in 1944,” in Conference Proceedings for “A Century of Killing: Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing in the 20th Century.”
  • Reviewer, Journal of Politics.
  • Executive Treasurer-Secretary, Pacific Northwest Political Science Association, 2008-2011.

Selected Presentations

  • “Why Eat Locally? An Economic Explanation of the Locavore Movement” presented with Douglas Kinnear at the  2011 Missouri Valley Economics Association Annual Meeting, 20-22 October 2011, Kansas City, MO.
  • “Toward an Understanding of the Political Economy of the Local Food Movement; Preliminary Results” presented with Douglas Kinnear at the 2011 Great Plains Political Science Association Annual Meeting, 24 September 2011, Brookings, SD.
  • “Toward an Understanding of the Political Economy of the Local Food Movement” presented with Douglas Kinnear at the 2010 Great Plains Political Science Association Annual Meeting, 18 September 2010, Sioux Falls, SD.
  • Chaired panel on “Nation-Building and Nationalism” at the 2010 Midwest Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, 21-25 April 2010.
  • “Burkas, Babushkas and Bombs: Understanding the Chechen ‘Black Widows” presented at the 2008 the Annual Conference of the Pacific Northwest Political Science Association, 7-8 November 2008.
  • “Teaching Political Science in a Liberal Arts Settings,” presented with Douglas Kinnear at the 2006 Pacific Northwest Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Bend, Oregon, 19-21 October 2006.
  • “Burkas, Babushkas and Bombs: Understanding the Chechen ‘Black Widows” presented at the 2005 Great Plains Political Science Association Annual Meeting at the University of Nebraska-Kearney, 5 March 2005.
  • “Presidential Influence over Great Plains Public Opinion in Foreign Policy,” Co-authored with Tom Holyoke, David Brown, and Tessa Walker.  Presented at the 2005 Great Plains Political Science Association Annual Meeting at the University of Nebraska-Kearney, 5 March 2005.
  • “Toward an Understanding of the Chechen ‘Black Widows’: A Theoretical Perspective,” presented at the IV International Peace Congress in Pyatigorsk, Russia, 17-25 September 2004.
  • Invited participant in IREX’s Caucasus Regional Policy Symposium, 25-28 March, 2004.
  • Invited Faculty Lecturer, Pyatigorsk State Linguistic University, Pyatigorsk, Russia, March 2003.
  • “The Occurrence of Political Violence in Tatarstan, Chechnya, and Kosovo: An Exploration,” presented at the Annual Conference of the Midwest Political Science Association, 25-28 April 2002, Chicago, Illinois.
  • “Partial Genocide: An Analysis of the Soviet Deportation of the Chechens in 1944,” presented at the Annual Conference of the Western Political Science Association, 15-18 March 2001, Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • Co-Chair and Participant in Roundtable on “Identity and Conflict,” at the Annual Conference of the Pacific Northwest Political Science Association, 9-11 October 2000, Portland, Oregon.
  • “Partial Genocide: An Analysis of the Soviet Deportation of the Chechens in 1944,” presented at the conference “A Century of Killing: Genocide in the 20th Century,” 10-12 October 2000, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, South Dakota.
  • “The 1999-2000 Chechen War in Perspective: An Analysis of Russia’s Policy Toward Chechnya since 1991,” presented at the 2000 Midwest Political Science Association Annual Meeting, 27-30 April 2000, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Roundtable Participant on “Citizenship and National Identity” at the annual conference of the Pacific Northwest Political Science Association, 14-16 October 1999, Eugene, Oregon.

College/Community Service

  • Faculty Senate President, 2010-2011, 2009-2010
  • Senator, Faculty Affairs Committee, 2008-2011.  Secretary to FAC and Senate, 2008-2009
  • Member of Nebraska Food Coop Board and Membership Chair, 2009-2011
  • Pre-Law Advisor and Chair of Pre-Law Committee, 2006-2007
  • Secretary, Hastings Family Planning Board, 2009-2011
  • Treasurer, Hastings Family Planning Board, 2007-2008.
  • Member of Hastings Family Planning Board, 2006-2011
  • Chair, Political Science Search Committee, 2005-2006.
  • American Association of University Professors, Vice President, Hastings College chapter, 2005-2008
  • Faculty Sponsor for the Student-Parent Association, Hastings College, 2007-2011
  • Faculty Sponsor for the Artist Lecture Series Student Symposium Committee, 2004-2005.
  • Member of Hastings College Student Fellowship Committee, 2004-2011
  • Faculty Sponsor for College Republicans, 2002-2011.
  • Member of Hastings College Walter Scott Selection Committee, 2003-2010.
  • Member of National Speakers Committee, 2003-2011.
  • Invited Faculty Member of Hastings College Chapter of Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK), 2003-2011.
  • Faculty Mentor, Hastings College, 2003-2004.
  • Member Institutional Review Board Committee, Hastings College, 2002-2006.
  • Member of the Pre-Law Committee, Hastings College, 2002-2006-2007.
  • Chair, Political Science Search Committee 2002, Hastings College.
  • Truman Scholarship Committee Member (2001-2011) and Faculty Representative (2002-2011).
  • Hastings College International Study Abroad Advisory Committee Member, 2002-2011.
  • Political Science Club Co-advisor, 2005-2011
  • Organized “The People Speak” debates sponsored by the United Nations, 9 October 2003.
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