Yoshiko M. Herrera
Position title: Professor of Political Science
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
Politics in Russia and Eurasia, Social Identities (Nationalism, Ethnicity, Xenophobia, Trust, Diversity), US-Russian relations, International Norms, and 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 Press, Cornell University Press, Perspectives on Politics, Comparative Politics, Political Analysis, Social Science Quarterly, and Post-Soviet Affairs, and other outlets. In Madison, Herrera teaches courses on comparative politics, social identities and diversity, and post-communist politics, and in 2021 she was a recipient of the Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award at UW-Madison.
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. For a recent profile of Herrera by the UW Alumni Association in relation to the war in Ukraine, see this link.
PS 400-006: Russian Invasion of Ukraine, Fall 2022
PS 987: Comparative Politics Colloquium, Spring 2020-21
Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award, UW-Madison 2021
Vilas Associate Award, UW-Madison 2017-19 Support for project “Violent Extreminism in Russia”