Jasmine Farrier, PhD



In 2022, Jasmine Farrier celebrated 20 years as a proud member of the Political Science faculty at the University of Louisville. Prof. Farrier also served UofL in leadership roles in recent years, including Department Chair and Vice President for University Advancement. Farrier holds degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the University of Texas at Austin, and was a fellow with the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia. Farrier’s courses and research span all three branches of the US government.  Her third book Constitutional Dysfunction on Trial: Congressional Lawsuits and the Separation of Powers was published by Cornell University Press. In December 2020, Constitutional Dysfunction on Trial was featured in a critical dialogue with Sarah Burns in Perspectives on Politics.

Honors and Awards

Honorary Commonwealth Ambassador (2020) and Kentucky Colonel, Commonwealth of Kentucky (2006)

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)

Award for Outstanding Instructional Development, KY/IN Metroversity (2013 & 2007, funded by Grawemeyer Foundation)

Faculty Favorite, University of Louisville, multiple years

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

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

Research Areas and Projects

Legislative Studies
Presidency and Executive Branch
Law and Courts
Politics and History

Professional Memberships

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