Vanessa J Ruget

Vanessa J Ruget

Professional Details

Title: Associate Professor
Office: MH-333D
Phone: 978-542-7180

Fall & Winter Courses

Cat. # Term Course # Title
2552 06 FYPO100 First Year Seminar (Political Science)
2553 01 POL101 Understanding the Political World
2561 01 POL271 Introduction to Comparative Politics
2570 01 POL379 Politics of the Developing Countries

Professional Biography

Ph.D. in political science, University of Bordeaux, France, 2000

Past appointments:

Lecturer, OSCE Academy in Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek, Jan - May 07

Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science, Wheaton College, Fall 06

Summer School Instructor, Mitrovica, Kosovo, July 06

Lecturer, Bentley College (MA), Sept. 2005-May 2006

Lecturer, American University - Central Asia, Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan), Sept 02 - June 04

Post-doctoral research fellow, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Aug 01 - Aug 02

Lecturer, University of Bordeaux (France), Master's program in political science, Sept 99 - June 01

Professional Interests

Migration, remittances, citizenship, Central Asia, democratization

Selected Publications

- (with Kristen Hudak Rosero). 2014. "What’s New? Assessing the Effectiveness of Current Events Assignments." Currents in Teaching and Learning. 6(20).

- 2014. "Citizenship in Central Asia," in: Engin F. Isin and Peter Nyers (ed.) Routledge Handbook of Global Citizenship Studies.

-(with Burul Usmanalieva). "Social and Political Transnationalism among Central Asian Migrants and Return Migrants: a Case Study of Kyrgyzstan." Problems of Post-Communism, 58 (6), Nov.-Dec. 2011.

-(with Burul Usmanalieva). How much is Citizenship Worth? A case study of Kyrgyzstani migrants. Citizenship Studies, Volume 14 Issue 4, August 2010, pp. 445-459.

- La science politique aux États-Unis et en Europe, in A. Cohen, B. Lacroix and P. Riutort (ed.), Nouveau Manuel de Science Politique, La Decouverte, Paris, 2010.

-(with Alan Haye). La Science Politique Américaine (American Political Science). Les Cahiers Français , La Documentation française, n.35, May-June, 2009.

- (In collaboration with Burul Usmanalieva): Citizenship, migration and loyalty towards the state: a case study of the Kyrgyzstani migrants in Russia and Kazakhstan, Central Asian Survey, Volume 27, Issue 2, 2008, pp. 129-141.

- (In collaboration with Burul Usmanalieva): "The Impact of State Weakness on Citizenship: A Case Study of Kyrgyzstan" Communist and Post Communist Studies, Volume 40, Issue 4, December 2007, pp. 441-458.

- "The Challenges of Teaching Political Science in Non-Democratic Regimes," UCFV Research Review, Volume 2, Issue 1, 2008.

- "Social Rights and Citizenship in Kyrgyzstan: A Communitarian Perspective," in Theorizing Social Change in Post-Socialist Societies: some critical perspectives, Peter Lang, Bern, 2007.

- "Civic Education in France and in the United States, Comparative Perspectives," Social Science Journal, vol. 43, 2006, pp. 19-34.

- "La Politique Comparée aux Etats-Unis: fin des Area Studies?," (Comparative politics in the United States: the end of area studies?), in Penser la Politique Comparée. Un Etat des Savoirs Théoriques et Méthodologiques, Karthala, Paris, 2005.

- "Pour une Approche Critique du Champ Universitaire aux Etats-Unis," (For a critical study of the academic field in the United States), Egalité, vol. 50, Fall 2004.

- "Scientific Capital and American Political Science," New Political Science, vol. 24, n. 3, September 2002.

- "La neutralité désengagée de la science politique américaine?" (The disengaged neutrality of American Political Science), Questions de Communication, n. 3, March 2002.

- "S. N. Eisenstadt et la Sociologie Historique," (S. N. Eisenstadt and historical sociology), "Introduction, " in Eisenstadt, S. N., Le Retour des Juifs dans L'Histoire, Bruxelles, Editions Complexes, March 2002.

- "L'Engagement Politique des Politistes Américains," (The politics of American political scientists), Regards Sociologiques, second semester 2001.