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Jane Curry

Jane Curry
Jane Curry


Education: Ph.D., Columbia, 1979

Professor Curry's focus is on Eastern Europe and Democratization. She has written nine books, and is currently working on a book of interviews from Georgian and Serbian dissidents. She is the recipient of five Fulbrights. This upcoming year she will serve as a Faculty Senate Professor. She also works as a professional mediator and has a cocker spaniel named Sunflower.

The third edition of her edited text, Central and East European Politics came out in 2015. Now she is working on a book on the People's Revolutions (based on research she did with a grant from the United States Institute of Peace) and has recently published on the Media in Poland and role of religion in the Polish transition. 

Professor Curry was awarded a Medal of Honor from the University of Warsaw, Poland, for her contributions in teaching and scholarship to the University and the Centre for East European Studies.  She has held 4 Fulbrights at the University (in 1969-70, as an undergraduate; 2 teaching Fulbrights, and the Inaugural Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Russian and Russian and East European Studies.) She is now a permanent professor in their summer program for graduate students from the former Soviet Union to study democracy and increase their research skills. She was there this summer teaching and working on the 4th edition of Central and East European Politics with the help of Aurora Zahm, ’18.

Research Guides for Dr. Curry's Classes:

Cold War Electronic Information Resources

  • Introduction to Comparative Politics
  • Race and Ethnicity in the Politics of Developed States
  • Democracy and Democracy Building
  • Politics of Former Communist States
  • Senior Seminar in Comparative Politics


Curriculum vitae
Curriculum vitae