Home » lussierd

Danielle N Lussier

Assistant Professor
Department Chair of Russian, Central, and East European Studies

Danielle Lussier is an assistant professor in political science. Her research focuses on democratization, the political behavior of former authoritarian regimes, and leadership, with a particular emphasis on Eurasia and Indonesia.

Her work has appeared in Problems of Post-Communism, Post-Soviet Affairs, and Slavic Review. She is currently developing a book manuscript that analyzes the role of political participation in the regime change outcomes of post-Soviet Russia and post-Suharto Indonesia. Lussier is also involved in a collaborative research project that examines variation in social and political attitudes between Muslims and Christians around the world.

Lussier teaches courses on Russian politics, democratization and regime change, and Islam and politics, and enjoys integrating tools for research and data analysis into her courses.

She also participates in the Russian, Central, and East European Studies concentration and is a member of the Grinnell College Javanese Gamelan and Dance Ensemble.

Campus Phone: 

(641) 269-4557


(641) 269-4985

faculty info column 1

On-Campus Address: 

308 Carnegie Hall
Grinnell, IA 50112
United States

Office Hours: 

Tuesday: 2:30-4pm, Thursday: 2:30-4pm, Friday: 11am-12pm

Education / Degrees: 

B.A., Wesleyan University Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

Courses Taught: 

TUT 100: Freshman Tutorial

POL 101: Introduction to Political Science

POL 258: Democratization & Politics of Regime Change

POL 273: Politics of Russia

POL 297: Guided Reading

POL 356: Islam and Politics

POL 397: Independent Project

POL 499: Mentored Advanced Project

RES 499: Mentored Advanced Project



Curriculum Vitae/Resume: 

Department Chair: 

Russian, Central, and East European Studies