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Department of Political Science

Contact Information

359 Commons Center

Office Hours

Tuesdays 1:30 – 3:00 pm. Students interested in pre-law advising office hours should contact the Center for Student Professional Development. 


American Politics
Political Theory


Public Law, Identity Politics

Curriculum Vitae

Carrie Archie Russell

Director of Undergraduate Studies
Senior Lecturer

Carrie Russell earned her Bachelor’s degree from Rhodes College in Memphis, her law degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law and her PhD from Vanderbilt University.  She has served Vanderbilt in the roles of Program Director for the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions, Pre-major Academic Adviser for the College of Arts and Science and is currently the Director of Undergraduate Studies for the Department of Political Science.  Carrie serves as a Vanderbilt Visions leader, faculty adviser for the Undergraduate Political Science Association and the Vanderbilt pre-law society and teaches Public Law and Public Policy courses as a Senior Lecturer.  Carrie’s research interests include Public Law, Judicial Politics and Race and Public Policy.  Before earning her PhD from Vanderbilt, Carrie worked as a Judicial Clerk for Davidson County Tennessee’s Twentieth Judicial District.



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