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 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)