Jasmine Farrier, Ph.D., Professor, Political Science



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, tentatively titled "Constitutional Dysfunction on Trial," is currently under contract with Cornell University Press.

Honors and Awards

  • Founders’ Award, Pres. & Exec. Politics (2015 APSA - best section paper), 2016
  • Distinguished Service Awards, College of Arts & Sciences and President's Office, U of L, 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

POLS 201 Fundamentals of American Government
POLS 311 American Presidency
POLS 312 Constitutional Law - Powers of Government
POLS 317 American Congress
POLS 322 American Parties and Elections
POLS 495 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)