Jasmine Farrier, PhD




Prof. Farrier grew up in Brooklyn, New York, and developed her interest in political science as an undergraduate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She then attended the University of Texas at Austin and received her Ph.D. in Government in 2000.  Farrier 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 on inter-branch lawsuits, separation of powers, and constitutional law. Cornell University Press published "Constitutional Dysfunction on Trial: Congressional Lawsuits and the Separation of Powers," 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

Intro to American Government
American Presidency
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)