Interview with Ennahda party member.

Tunis, Tunisia.

Graduation day at Loyola University Chicago!

Outside the Grand Mosque

Kairouan, Tunisia

Academic Articles

Doherty, David, Schraeder, Peter, and Dobbs, Kirstie L. (2019) “Do Democratic Revolutions

‘Activate’ Participants? The Case of Tunisia. Politics. DOI: 0263395719840240.


Dobbs, Kirstie L. and Peter J. Schraeder. 2018. “Evolving Role of North African Civil Society Actors in the Foreign Policy-making Process: Youth, Women’s, Labour and Human Rights Organisations.” Journal of North African Studies. 24 (4), 661 – 681.

Schraeder, Peter J., Brian Endless, Michael J. Schumacher, and Kirstie L. Dobbs. 2018. “Revolutionary Diplomats? Introduction to the Study of North African Foreign Policy in the Context of the Arab Spring.” Journal of North African Studies. 24 (4), 540 – 557.


Dobbs, Kirstie L, and JeongWoo, Lee. (2017). “Puzzling Policy Shifts: Fickle Western Support

of Democracy Promotion in Economically Salient Countries.” Politikon: The IAPSS Journal of Political Science. 32, 42-59.

Other Publications

Dobbs, Kirstie L. (2017). “Electoral Institutions New and Old: The ‘Youth’ Factor in

Democratic Sustainability.” Ace: The Electoral Knowledge Network Newsletter. Retrieved from


Dobbs, Kirstie L. (2015). “Tunisia’s Recent Terrorist Attacks: Isolated Incidents or Symbols of

a Retrograding Transition?” The Foreign Policy Journal. Retrieved from


Oprisko, Robert L, Dobbs, Kirstie L, and Digrazia, Joseph. (2013) “Placement Efficiency: An

Alternative Ranking Metric for Graduate Schools.” The Georgetown Public Policy Review.


 Oprisko, Robert L, Dobbs, Kirstie L, and Digrazia, Joseph. (2013) "Pushing Up

Ivies: Institutional Prestige and the Academic Caste System." The Georgetown Public Policy Review.


Oprisko, Robert L, Jackson-Biffle, Natalie, Dobbs, Kirstie L. (2012) “Superpower: The

American Academic Elite.” Georgetown Public Policy Review.

Articles Under Review

Dobbs, Kirstie L. “Why Don’t Young People Vote? Explaining Youth Abstention in a Nascent Democracy: The Case of Tunisia.” Under Review at the British Journal of Political Science.


Dobbs, Kirstie L. “The Impact of Descriptive Representation on Turnout: Experimental Evidence from Tunisia’s New Democracy.” Under Review at Electoral Studies.


Sanchez, Peter M., Kirstie L. Dobbs, David Doherty. “Skin Color and Pigmentocracy in Latin America: Support for Democracy.” Under Review at the Journal of Race, Ethnicity, and Politics.

Working Papers


“The Impact of Democratization on the Formulation and Implementation of Tunisian Foreign Policy in the Post-Revolutionary Era” (with Peter J. Schraeder)


“Setting Yourself up for Success: Processes and Partnerships in Civically Engaged Research” (with Adriano Udani)


“Civically Engaged Research and its Impact on Political Science, the Public, and Knowledge Creation” (with Adriano Udani, Graham Bullock, and Doug Hess)

Looking outside the office building of the Union  Générale Tunisienne du Travail

Tunis, Tunisia

Member of the Youth Delegation at the Chicago Forum on Global Cities

Visiting the Medina in Marrakesh, Morocco