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About Alina Oxendine

Alina R. Oxendine is Associate Professor of Political Science at Hamline University and Co-Director of Hamline's Collaborative Research Program. Dr. Oxendine received her BA from Emory University in International Studies (1997), her MA from Emory University in Political Science (1997), and her PhD in Political Science from the University of Minnesota (2007). She has research interests in American politics, public policy, political psychology and community engagement. She is co-author of several articles dealing with information technology and social capital, which have been featured in Political BehaviorJournal of Social Issues, and American Behavioral Scientist. Dr. Oxendine received the International Society of Political Psychology (ISPP)’s Best Dissertation Award in 2008 for her research on economic inequality and social capital. Her article “City Seclusion and Social Exclusion” appeared inUrban Social Capital: Civil Society and City Life (March 2012).

Positions

July 2014 - Present Administrative Head, Departments of Political Science, Global Studies and Communication Studies, College of Liberal Arts, Hamline University
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2011 - Present Associate Professor, Political Science Department, Hamline University College of Liberal Arts
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2010 - Present Co-Director, Collaborative Research Program, Hamline University College of Liberal Arts
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2008 - 2012 Co-Director, Urban Studies Program, Hamline University College of Liberal Arts
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2007 - 2011 Assistant Professor, Hamline University
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2005 - 2007 Instructor, Political Science, Hamline University College of Liberal Arts
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Honors and Awards

  • 2012 Hanna Faculty Development Grant, College of Liberal Arts, Hamline University. Awarded to support the creation of a new dataset analyzing economic inequality. $2,400.
  • Best Dissertation Award, International Society of Political Psychology (ISPP). Award presented at the Annual Meeting of ISPP, Paris, 2008.

Courses

  • Senior Seminar “Crafting the Candidate: Analyzing Contemporary Media in US Elections”
  • First Year Seminar “Downsizing the American Dream: Excess, Inequality and the U.S. in Crisis”
  • Political Psychology
  • Politics of Urban and Metropolitan America
  • Political Research and Analysis
  • Public Policy and Public Administration
  • American Government and Politics

Education

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2007 - 2007 Ph.D., University of Minnesota-Twin Cities ‐ Political Science
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2000 - 2000 The Ohio State University ‐ Summer Institute in Political Psychology
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1997 - 1997 M.A., Emory University ‐ Political Science
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1997 - 1997 B.A., Emory University ‐ International Studies
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Research Works (7)