Assistant Professor

Biography

Dr. Barrett joined the University of West Georgia as a Lecturer after receiving her PhD in Political Science from Georgia State University and an LLM in International Human Rights Law and Practice from the University of York. Her research focus is on international and comparative politics, with particular focus on the national application of international human rights law. Current and recent research efforts include a comparative study of torture, Native American efforts before the United States Supreme Court, and constitutional court application of international human rights law, transitional justice, and judicial corruption. Her dissertation studied the transition of politics from communism to democracy in Central Eastern Europe as reflected in the relationship between the Constitutional Court, the Legislature and human rights.

  • Courses Taught
  • Course Sections and Syllabi

    Summer 2021 Sections

    • POLS-2601 (Intro to Political Science Inq) Section: E01
    • POLS-4209 (Environmental Policy) Section: E01
    • POLS-4506 (Int'l Conflict/Conflict Mgmt) Section: E01
    • POLS-5209 (Environmental Policy) Section: E01
    • POLS-5217 (Grant Writing for Nonprofit Or) Section: E02
    • POLS-5302 (Constitutional Law II) Section: E01
    • POLS-5985 (Public Health Admin & Policy) Section: E02
    • POLS-6201 (Theory of Public Administr) Section: E01
    • POLS-6286 (Public Admin Internship) Section: E01
    • POLS-6287 (Comprehensive Research Project) Section: E01
    • POLS-6981 (Contract Law) Section: E01

    Spring 2021 Sections

    • POLS-3501 (International Relations) Section: E01
    • POLS-4210 (Public Management) Section: 50E
    • POLS-4985 (Public Health Admin & Policy) Section: E01
    • POLS-5985 (Public Health Admin & Policy) Section: E02
    • POLS-6201 (Theory of Public Administr) Section: E01
    • POLS-6287 (Comprehensive Research Project) Section: E03

    Fall 2020 Sections

    • POLS-1101 (American Government) Section: 13
    • XIDS-2002 (NativeAmericansinFiction&Fact) Section: 130
    • POLS-4409 (Democracy & Democratization) Section: E01
    • POLS-5501 (International Law) Section: E01
    • POLS-6201 (Theory of Public Administr) Section: E02
    • POLS-6201 (Theory of Public Administr) Section: E01
    • POLS-6205 (Administrative Law/Procedures) Section: E01
    • POLS-6287 (Comprehensive Research Project) Section: E03

    Summer 2020 Sections

    • POLS-2601 (Intro to Political Science) Section: E01
    • POLS-4209 (Environmental Policy) Section: E01
    • POLS-4501 (International Law) Section: E01
    • POLS-4984 (Senior Seminar) Section: E01
    • POLS-5209 (Environmental Policy) Section: E01
    • POLS-5501 (International Law) Section: E01
    • POLS-6201 (Theory of Public Administr) Section: E01
    • POLS-6287 (Comprehensive Research Project) Section: E01
    • POLS-6287 (Comprehensive Research Project) Section: E04

    Spring 2020 Sections

    • POLS-4217 (Grant Writing for Nonprofit Or) Section: E02
    • POLS-4985 (Public Health & Admin Policy) Section: E01
    • POLS-5217 (Grant Writing for Nonprofit Or) Section: E01
    • POLS-5985 (Public Health Admin & Policy) Section: E02
    • POLS-5985 (Problems in Politics) Section: E01
    • POLS-6201 (Theory of Public Administr) Section: E01
    • POLS-6205 (Administrative Law/Procedures) Section: E02

    Fall 2019 Sections

    • POLS-1101 (American Government) Section: 03 Download Syllabus [PDF]
    • XIDS-2002 (Human Rights & Social Justice) Section: 05
    • POLS-4220 (Administrative Law & Govt) Section: E01
    • POLS-4220 (Administrative Law & Govt) Section: 80E
    • POLS-6201 (Theory of Public Administr) Section: E02 Download Syllabus [PDF]
    • POLS-6201 (Theory of Public Administr) Section: E01 Download Syllabus [PDF]
    • POLS-6204 (Pub Pol Anlys & Program Eval) Section: E01

    Summer 2019 Sections

    • POLS-4501 (International Law) Section: N01
    • POLS-4517 (Global Human Rights) Section: E01
    • POLS-5210 (Public Management) Section: E01

    Spring 2019 Sections

    • POLS-1101 (American Government) Section: 14
    • XIDS-2002 (Terrorism: Who, Why, How) Section: 11
    • POLS-4217 (Grant Writing for Nonprofit Or) Section: E02
    • POLS-4219 (Public Human Resource Mgnt) Section: 50E
    • POLS-4517 (Global Human Rights) Section: 01
    • POLS-4984 (Senior Seminar) Section: E01
    • POLS-5217 (Grant Writing for Nonprofit Or) Section: E01
    • POLS-6205 (Administrative Law/Procedures) Section: E01
    • POLS-6287 (Comprehensive Research Project) Section: E01

    Fall 2018 Sections

    • POLS-1101 (American Government) Section: 13 Download Syllabus [PDF]
    • POLS-1101 (American Government) Section: 15 Download Syllabus [PDF]
    • POLS-1101 (American Government) Section: 19 Download Syllabus [PDF]
    • XIDS-2002 (Terrorism: Who, Why, How) Section: 03
    • POLS-4186 (Intellectual Property Law) Section: N01
    • POLS-4217 (Grant Writing for Nonprofit Or) Section: 80E
    • POLS-4985 (Running a Non-Profit) Section: 02D
    • POLS-5217 (Grant Writing) Section: E01
    • POLS-6201 (Theory of Public Administr) Section: E01 Download Syllabus [PDF]
    • POLS-6205 (Administrative Law/Procedures) Section: E01
    • POLS-6206 (Public Human Res Mgmt) Section: 01
    • POLS-6285 (Willness in the Workplace) Section: 01D
    • POLS-6981 (Lobbying) Section: E01

    Summer 2018 Sections

    • POLS-4210 (Public Management) Section: E01
    • POLS-4985 (Human Rights Advocacy) Section: E05
    • POLS-4985 (Human Rights Advocacy) Section: E04
    • POLS-5210 (Public Management) Section: E01
    • POLS-6205 (Administrative Law) Section: E01
    • POLS-6981 (Administrative Law) Section: E02

    Spring 2018 Sections

    Fall 2017 Sections

    • POLS-1101 (American Government) Section: E17 Download Syllabus [DOC]
    • POLS-1101 (American Government) Section: AB2
    • POLS-1101 (American Government) Section: 01 Download Syllabus [DOC]
    • POLS-1101 (American Government) Section: 03
    • XIDS-2002 (Human Rights & Social Justice) Section: 05
    • POLS-4186 (Independent Research) Section: E02
    • POLS-4186 (Politics with R, Stata, SPSS) Section: 01D
    • POLS-4219 (Public Human Resource Mgnt) Section: 80E
    • POLS-4503 (International Organizations) Section: E01
    • POLS-4981 (Human Rights Independent Study) Section: E01

    Summer 2017 Sections

    • POLS-1101 (American Government) Section: 02
    • POLS-4220 (Administrative Law & Govt) Section: 80E
    • POLS-4985 (Problems in Politics) Section: E01

    Spring 2017 Sections

    • POLS-1101 (American Government) Section: 01
    • POLS-2401 (Global Issues) Section: 01
    • POLS-4219 (Public Human Resource Mgnt) Section: 50E
    • POLS-4517 (HUMAN ADVOCACY) Section: 19
    • POLS-4984 (Senior Seminar) Section: E01

    Fall 2016 Sections

    • POLS-1101 (American Government) Section: E05
    • POLS-1101 (American Government) Section: B02
    • POLS-1101 (American Government) Section: 01
    • POLS-4219 (Public Human Resource Mgnt) Section: 80E

    Summer 2016 Sections

    • POLS-4985 (HUMAN RIGHTS ADVOCACY) Section: 02D
    • POLS-5985 (Human Rights Advocacy) Section: 01D

    Spring 2016 Sections

    • POLS-1101 (American Government) Section: 03

    Fall 2015 Sections

    • POLS-1101 (American Government) Section: 13
    • POLS-1101 (American Government) Section: 14