Yoshiko M. Herrera

Position title: Professor of Political Science

Email: yherrera@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 263-2241

Address:
316 North Hall

Office Hours: Schedule appointments here

Affiliated with Center for Russia, East Europe and Central Asia

Education:

Ph.D. in Political Science, University of Chicago

A.B. in Political Science, Dartmouth College

Research Interests:

Politics in Russia and Eurasia, Social Identities (Nationalism, Ethnicity, Xenophobia, Trust, Diversity), US-Russian relations, International Norms, and Political Economy

Biography:

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 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.

Courses:

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

Awards:

Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award, UW-Madison 2021

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