Kirsten Rodine-Hardy is an assistant professor of political science at Northeastern University, where she teaches international political economy, comparative politics, and European politics. She completed her PhD in political science at the University of California, Berkeley, and spent two years at Harvard University on a pre-dissertation fellowship. She earned degrees from Brown University (AB honors and magna cum laude) and Georgetown University (MSFS in international trade and finance), and she studied at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques in Paris and at the ICPSR at Michigan University. She was a visiting assistant professor at Brown University in 2005 and 2006. She has received research support from the University of California's Institute for Cooperation and Conflict and the Berkeley Post-Soviet Studies Program, and she has consulted for the World Bank, the OECD, and the European Union. She participates actively in the American Political Science Association, Midwest Political Science Association, and International Studies Association. She is affiliated with Harvard University's Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies and the Northeastern University Center for Emerging Markets, based at the Northeastern School of Business.