Dr. Julie VanDusky-Allen

Boise State University, School of Public Service

Political Science

Comparative/ IR Research

My research within comparative politics focuses on both formal and informal institutions, legislative organization, political parties, political participation, and support for and satisfaction with democracy.

My research within international relations focuses on how US troop deployments influence host-state defense spending.  

COVID-19 Research

I am a member of a large research group that is collecting and analyzing data on government responses to COVID-19 in countries throughout the world. You can visit the project’s site here.


I have taught research methods in political science for 10 years. Links to my YouTube lectures can be found here.