Sabrina Pinnell

sabrina pinnell


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Ph.D. UC Santa Barbara, 2007

Fall 2018

Office Hours: MW 10:30am-12:00pm & by appointment   

Office: Clark Hall 404D
Phone: 408-924-5343

Originally from Claremont, California, Sabrina Pinnell received a B.A. in Politics from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 1992, focusing on comparative and American politics.  She then went on to receive a Master’s in Public Administration from the Monterey Institute of International Studies in 1995.  She completed her studies in 2007 with a Ph.D. in Political Science from UC Santa Barbara.  Her interests are primarily in comparative and international politics, especially those of post-Soviet countries; she has done research work on comparative judicial politics in Russia, Hungary and South Africa, and is now concentrating on comparative democratization and the effects of sovereignty on international politics.