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Bateson, Regina

Assistant Professor


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research overview

  • I am a comparative political scientist interested in violence, conflict, the rule of law, and threats to rights and democracy. Several of my projects look at when, where, and how vigilantism occurs. I also study topics like discrimination, the rise of illiberal leaders under democracy, and the relationship between violence, trauma, and political participation. Geographically, my work focuses on Central America (especially Guatemala). I also write about the United States.


  • Conflict studies; Rule of law; Vigilantism; Violence and politics; Qualitative methods


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courses taught

  • PSCI 4028 - Special Topics
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2024
    Offers subjects not covered by existing courses. Offered when the department approves a special topic. May be repeated up to 12 total credit hours for different topics.
  • PSCI 7115 - Qualitative Methods
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2024
    Develop proficiency in constructing research designs with qualitative methods. The goal is to understand and be able to justify research designs involving relatively small numbers of observations as good political science given the fact that such designs may limit our ability to generalize.


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