Jasmine Farrier, PhD

Professor and Chair



Jasmine Farrier grew up in Brooklyn, New York, and developed her interest in political science as an undergraduate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

In graduate school, she studied US separation of powers theory and development at the University of Texas at Austin and received her Ph.D. in Government in 2000.  She was a fellow with the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia from 2000-2001. 

In 2002, Farrier joined the Dept. of Political Science at the University of Louisville.  Her current courses and research span all three branches of the US government, including a new book project on inter-branch lawsuits, separation of powers, and constitutional law. The book, "Constitutional Dysfunction on Trial: Congressional Lawsuits and the Separation of Powers," is forthcoming from Cornell University Press in December, 2019.

Honors and Awards

Founders’ Award for Best Paper in Previous Year's Conference, Presidents & Executive Politics Section, American Political Science Association (2016)

Distinguished Service Awards, College of Arts & Sciences and University President, University of Louisville (2015)

Grawemeyer Award for Instructional Development, KY/IN Metroversity (2013 & 2007)

Faculty Favorite, University of Louisville, multiple years

Honorary Kentucky Colonel, Commonwealth of Kentucky (2006)

Victor A. Olorunsola Research Award, College of Arts & Sciences, U of L (2004)

Fellowship, Miller Center of Public Affairs, Univ. of Virginia (2000-2001)

Teaching Areas

Fundamentals of American Government
American Presidency
Constitutional Law - Powers of Government
American Congress
American Parties and Elections
Senior Seminar - Separation of Powers

Research Areas and Projects

Politics and History
Legislative Studies
Presidency Research
Law and Courts

Professional Memberships

American Political Science Association
Southern Political Science Association (Member, Executive Council 2016-2018)