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)
Fundamentals of American Government
Constitutional Law - Powers of Government
American Parties and Elections
Senior Seminar - Separation of Powers
Research Areas and Projects
Politics and History
Law and Courts
American Political Science Association
Southern Political Science Association (Member, Executive Council 2016-2018)