Academic Articles


Dobbs, Kirstie Lynn, Graham Bullock, Adriano Udani, Doug Hess. “Civically Engaged Research and Political Science: The Future of Research, Teaching, and Service.” Forthcoming at PS: Political Science & Politics.  

Udani, Adriano, and Kirstie Lynn Dobbs. “The Praxis of Collaboration and Co-Producing knowledge in Civically Engaged Research.” Forthcoming at PS: Political Science & Politics.


Dobbs, Kirstie Lynn. 2020. “Youth Quotas and 'Jurassic Park’ Politicians: Age as a Heuristic for Vote Choice in Tunisia’s New Democracy.” Democratization. 27(6): 990-1005.  DOI: 10.1080/13510347.2020.1763312.

Peter Sanchez, David, Doherty,  and Kirstie Lynn Dobbs. 2020. “Skin Color and System Support in Latin America.” Journal of Race, Ethnicity, and Politics. 


Doherty, David, Schraeder, Peter, and Dobbs, Kirstie Lynn. 2020. “Do Democratic Revolutions

‘Activate’ Participants? The Case of Tunisia. Politics. 40 (2), 170 - 188. DOI: 0263395719840240.


Dobbs, Kirstie Lynn. 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. DOI: 13629387.2018.1525011. 

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 Lynn, 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 Lynn. 2021. “The Great Civil Society 'Choke-Out': Lessons from the Arab Spring.” Solicited article In ORIENT magazine. 62(1), 35 - 41. link. 


Dobbs, Kirstie Lynn. "The University of California College Tuition Protests, 2009-2014." Forthcoming in Political Violence in America: Historical Flashpoints and Modern-Day Trends. ABC-CLIO.

Dobbs, Kirstie Lynn. 2020. "Diversifying the Discussion: The Classic Debate Exercise for Today's Diverse Youth." Active Learning in Political Science, Blog Post. Retrieved from 


O’Toole, Thomas and Kirstie Lynn Dobbs. Forthcoming. “The Historical Context” in 6th edition Understanding Contemporary Africa. Lynne Reinner Publishers.


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 Lynn. “Fact or Fluff? The Impact of Youth Quotas on the Electoral Behavior and Attitudes of Young People.” Revise and resubmit at Representation.

Dobbs, Kirstie Lynn. “Falling Flat? The Impact of State Legitimacy, Capacity, and Political Trust on Flattening the Curve of COVID-19.” Under review at Social Sciences & Humanities.

Dobbs, Kirstie Lynn. "Active on the Street but Apathetic at the Ballot Box? Explaining Youth Voter Behavior in Tunisia's New Democracy." Under review at The British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies.


Working Papers

“Pressure on People’ and ‘People on Streets:’ Social Pressures to Vote in Tunisia’s New Democracy.” (article)


“Voices of Gen Z: The Future of Democracy Across the Globe” (book).


“Pedagogical Practices and Participatory Citizenship: Insights from an Early College Program.” (article)

"Bridging 'Other Worlds': Connecting Political and Environmental Science to Promote Local Environmental Resiliency." (article)