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Christina Farhart

Assistant Professor of Political Science, Political Science

Education & Professional History

Colorado State University, BA, MA; University of Minnesota, MA, PhD

Christina Farhart completed her PhD at the University of Minnesota in August 2017 in the fields of American politics and political methodology, with a minor in political psychology. She holds a BA in Political Science and Psychology, as well as an MA in Political Science from Colorado State University and an MA in Political Science from the University of Minnesota. Prior to her graduate work at the University of Minnesota, she worked for the National Science Foundation in the Division of Social and Economic Sciences and as a grant coordinator for the American Educational Research Association. Professor Farhart’s research interests are anchored in political participation and civic engagement, utilizing theories from political science, psychology, and mass communication. Her dissertation work focuses on political disaffection and learned helplessness in contemporary political contexts related to conventional and unconventional political behavior, as well as consequential political attitudes and beliefs. Her research also includes the use of alternative methodologies to study electoral behavior and political attitudes, e.g., implicit candidate evaluations and better-informed models to explain political participation and voter turnout. Beyond her dissertation work, she and her coauthors are studying the political and psychological explanations for conspiracy beliefs and political misinformation.


At Carleton since 2017.

Current Courses

  • Fall 2021
    POSC 230: Methods of Political Research
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    POSC 273: Race and Politics in the U.S.
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    POSC 400: Integrative Exercise
  • Winter 2022
    POSC 122: Politics in America: Liberty and Equality
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    POSC 400: Integrative Exercise
  • Spring 2022
    POSC 210: Misinformation, Political Rumors, and Conspiracy Theories
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    POSC 302: Subordinated Politics and Intergroup Relations*
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    POSC 400: Integrative Exercise
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