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Politics and International Relations

Anahit Gomtsian

Lecturer in Politics



Comparative/Urban Politics


PhD Candidate, University of Illinois - Chicago
Master of Arts, Political Science, University of Illinois - Chicago
Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, University of Illinois - Chicago

Courses Taught

Politics 190: Scope of Political Science
Politics 130: Introduction to Comparative Politics
Politics 282: Model United Nations
Politics 184: Introduction to International Relations


Gomtsian, Anahit, and Dennis R. Judd. “The Solace of Empty Spaces: Searching for Tourists in America’s Outback.” In Dennis R. Judd and Stephanie Witt (eds.), Cities, Sagebrush, and Solitude: Urbanization and Cultural Conflict in the Great Basin. Reno: University of Nevada Press, 2015.

Conference Presentations

Midwest Political Science Association (March 2014) “From Asylum to Acceptance:  An Inquiry into the Refugee Process,” Chicago, IL.

ANZSANA Annual Conference (February 2014) “Maintaining National Identity: Perceptions of “the Other” and Refugee Policy in Israel and Australia,” Austin, TX.

Western Social Science Conference (April 2013) “Cities, Sagebrush and Solitude,” Denver, CO.

Global Conference on Genocide (June 2012) “Defining Genocide: Eliminating Ethnic Bias,” San Francisco, CA.

Conference on the Great Basin (May 2012) “Cities, Sagebrush and Solitude,” Boise, ID.

Midwest Political Science Association ( March 2011) “Towards Statehood and Democracy: A Comparative Analysis of Nagorno Karabakh and Kosovo,” Chicago, IL.