Yoshiko M. Herrera

Position title: Professor: Comparative Politics | International Relations

Email: yherrera@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 263-2241

316 North Hall

Office Hours: Schedule appointments here

Affiliated with Center for Russia, East Europe and Central Asia


Ph.D. in Political Science, University of Chicago

A.B. in Political Science, Dartmouth College

Research Interests:

US-Russian relations, politics in Eurasia, Nationalism, xenophobia, social identities, international norms, and constructivist political economy


Yoshiko M. Herrera is a Professor of Political Science at the University Wisconsin Madison. Her research on Russian politics; nationalism, identity and ethnic politics; political economy and state statistics (national accounts); and international norms, has been published with Cambridge University PressCornell University PressPerspectives on PoliticsComparative PoliticsPolitical AnalysisSocial Science Quarterly, and Post-Soviet Affairs, and other outlets.  In Madison, Herrera teaches courses on comparative politics, social identity, and post-communist politics.

Herrera received her B.A. from Dartmouth College and M.A. and Ph.D. from University of Chicago. Before arriving in Madison in 2007, Herrera was the John L. Loeb Associate Professor of Social Sciences in the Government Department at Harvard University (1999-2007). She is also a former Director of the Center for Russia, East Europe and Central Asia, former Co-Director of the Institute For Regional and International Studies, and former Director of the UW-Madison Partnership with Nazarbayev University.


PS 987 Comparative Politics Colloquium Spring 2020-21

PS 856 Field Seminar in Comparative Politics Fall 2020

PS 182 Politics Around the World (Honors) Fall 2020

PS 814 Social Identities: Definition and Measurement Spring 2020

PS 335 Social Identities Spring 2020

PS948: Racial and Ethnic Diversity: Causes and Effects

PS 949 Post-Communist Politics


Vilas Associate Award, UW-Madison 2017-19 Support for project “Violent Extreminism in Russia”