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Political Science Program

School of Politics, Public Affairs & International Studies

Dr. Stephanie Anderson

Associate Professor · International Relations, European Union

Ph.D. - University of Cambridge

Office Hours: W, 2:30-4; R, 11-12:30 · Curriculum Vitae 

Research Interests

Stephanie Anderson, Associate Professor of Political Science, Ph.D. University of Cambridge (UK), M.Sc., The London School of Economics, and B.S.F.S. at Georgetown University.  Her research focus is on the European Union (EU) as an international actor, international relations and security issues.

Dr. Anderson has worked at the University of Wyoming since 2004. In 2011-12, she was a senior fellow at the KFG – Transformative Power of Europe at the Free University of Berlin researching EU security policy, identity-formation, and crisis management as well as the scholar-in-residence at the EU Centre in Singapore.  In 2008, she published Crafting the EU Security Policy:  In the Pursuit of European Identity (Boulder, CO:  Lynne Rienner, 2008).  Her book is based on research she did while a Senior Fulbright Research Scholar at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP).  Her first Fulbright was as a Senior Scholar in the Graduate School of International Studies at Sogang University in Seoul, Korea.  Her second book is co-authored with Rob Godby, The Economics and Politics of the Eurozone Crisis (Budrich, 2015).  She has also published in several journals and edited volumes including Armed Forces and Society, The SAGE Handbook of European Foreign Affairs, and European Foreign Affairs Review. 

In 2015, Dr. Anderson was selected as Faculty Senate Speaker.  She is a three-time winner of the "Top Prof" award.   In 2007, Dr. Anderson won the College's Extraordinary Merit in Teaching award.  She teaches cross-listed courses in political science, global and area studies and gender and women's studies including Politics of Europe, European Union, International Relations, and Gender in International Relations. 

Dr. Anderson has served on the UK Marshall selection committee in San Francisco.  She was also elected the European Union Studies Association's (EUSA) Co-Chair of the European Union as a Global Actor interest section (2007-2011).  She had previously served on EUSA's executive committee.  She was also made a Next Generation Fellow of the American Assembly. The American Assembly, an affiliate of Columbia University, was founded by Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1950 with the mandate to illuminate issues of public policy.  As a non-profit, non-partisan organization, the Assembly seeks to provide information, stimulate discussion, and evoke independent conclusions on matters of vital public interest.   

Little Known Facts About Stephanie

Stephanie Anderson was born in New York City, but lived part of the year in Wyoming on her family's cattle ranch.  Having spent the whole of her life trying to get her New York family to understand her Wyoming family and vice versa, she decided to study formally the interaction of different cultures in international relations.  Her mother sent her to a half French - half American school in New York City so she would be fluent enough to marry the Prince of Monaco.  She married Tom Seitz instead.  She is the mother of two girls, and has many animals:  two cats, three llamas, and many chickens, turkeys, horses and cows.  She owns a cattle ranch, not too far away, which her family homesteaded about 150 years ago.

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