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10-18-2013

Nyeck Appointed Assistant Professor of Political Science at Clarkson University

S.N. Nyeck has been appointed assistant professor of political science at Clarkson University.

S.N. NyeckShe received her bachelor of arts degree with high honors from Swarthmore College and her Ph.D. in political science from UCLA.

Before coming to Clarkson, Nyeck was a teaching assistant at UCLA from 2008-2012. Additionally, she was project coordinator for International Resource Network in Africa, and editor and founder of Outliers Journal.

Her research interests include entrepreneurship in the public sector, public-private partnerships, government contracting, comparative institutional and historical analysis, government spending, and public sector reform. She also examines sexuality and politics, contentious politics, law and culture, and politics and literature.

She has written and edited articles and book chapters about topics such as sexual diversity in Africa, African secret societies and Cuba, nuclear terrorism, and the real costs of population control. Her first book, Sexual Diversity in Africa: Politics, Theory and Citizenship, was released this month from McGill-Queen's University Press.

Her list of recent awards and honors include Institute for Humane Studies, Dissertation Fellowship 2011 and 2012; UCLA International Institute, Fieldwork Fellowship, 2011; Brown International Advanced Research Institute, Brown University; Institute for Social Science Research Summer Fellowship, University of California Los Angeles, 2010; Graduate Summer Research Mentorship Fellowship, University of California Los Angeles, 2009; Cota Robles Fellowship, University of California Los Angeles, 2007-2011; Edward Said/Audre Lorde Scholar Activism Award and the Ruskin Prize, Swarthmore College, 2007.

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world's pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and health sciences, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

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[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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