Kirsten Rodine Hardy

Assistant Professor of Political Science
education Ph.D., 2005, Political Science
University of California, Berkeley
Mailing address 215L RP
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

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 the University of Michigan. 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 Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, 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.

Selected Publications

Refereed articles

In progress:

“Governing European Regulatory Networks: the case of telecommunications in the EU.”
Submitted to journal in July 2013.

“Global Diffusion through International Organizations: the case of telecommunications.”
Submitted to journal in July 2013.

“Big Government for Small Technology: Multilevel governance of nanotechnology in Europe.”
Submitted to journal July 2013.

Non-refereed articles

“Globalization Considered – How Democracy and Economic Openness affect Conflict and the Environment.” 2011. International Studies Review 13:2 (June).

Book review of Democracy and Economic Openness in an Interconnected System: Complex Transformations. By Quan Li and Rafael Reuveny. New York: Cambridge University Press. 2009.


Global Markets and Government Regulation in Telecommunications.2013. New York:

Cambridge University Press. http://www.cambridge.org/knowledge/discountpromotion?code=RODINEHARDY13

Multi-level Governance in the Age of Nanotechnology. Kirsten Rodine-Hardy, Christopher Bosso, and Jennifer Nash, editors. Book prospectus. (in progress) Lead co-editor, wrote one chapter, introduction and conclusion. Manuscript in final stages.

Book chapters

“Global IT Tradeoffs: international organizations, global markets and the creation of new national institutions for telecoms.”  Manuscript submitted in November 2009 for inclusion in an edited volume, Global Information Technology Trade-Offs: Balancing Innovation and Policy, edited by Kenneth Rogerson, Duke University. For Palgrave Series in International Political Communication.

Selected Honors & Awards

Northeastern University, ADVANCE, Junior faculty grant for External Career Mentor. 2012-13.

Harvard University, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Faculty Affiliate. 2008-present.

University of California, Berkeley. Dean’s Academic Progress Award II. 2002.

Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award. 2000. University of California, Berkeley. Competitive, university-wide award given to less than ten percent of teaching assistants.

Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service. Honors in International Business Diplomacy,

Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence, Passed oral examinations with Distinction, Outstanding Public Service Award, Received one of four merit-based full-tuition scholarships. 1988-1990.

Presidential Management Internship (PMI) Finalist, 1990.

Professional Associations & Affiliations

Senior Researcher. Nanotechnology and Society Research Group, (NSRG) Northeastern University. Funded by a National Science Foundation, Nanoscale Interdisciplinary Research Team (NIRT SES #0609078), in cooperation with the Center for High Rate Nanomanufacturing, a National Science Foundation, a National Science and Engineering Center (NSEC). 2009 – present.

Faculty Affiliate, Center for Emerging Markets, College of Business Administration, Northeastern University, 2008 – present.

Faculty Affiliate. Harvard University’s Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies. 2008- 2012.