Allison Trochesset

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Political Science & International Affairs

I am a doctoral candidate in the Department of Political Science. My research focuses primarily on law, courts, and judicial behavior at both the state and federal level. I graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.A. in Political Science from Stetson University in 2005. I also attended a Washington Semester Program at American University where I studied Public Law and was recognized for my research on the policy implications of Supreme Court decisions. At the University of Georgia, I have served as both a research and teaching assistant since 2010 for faculty including Dr. Teen Wilhelm, Dr. Rich Vining, Dr. Ryan Bakker, and Dr. Susan Haire. During the Fall of 2014, I will teach Political Science 1101: Introduction to American Government.

Education

BA, Stetson University 2005, Political Science

Of Note
  • Innovative and Interdisciplinary Research Grant, Summer 2014, Awarded by the University of Georgia Graduate School
  • Summer Doctoral Fellowship, Summer 2014, Awarded by the University of Georgia Graduate School
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Awarded by the Department of Political Science at the University of Georgia
  • Graduate School Fellowship, Awarded by the University of Georgia Graduate School
  • Magna Cum Laude, Stetson University
  •  Phi Beta Kappa, Stetson University
  • T. Wayne Bailey Award, Stetson University, awarded for Excellence in Political Science Research
  • Presidential, Florida Bright Futures, & Dean’s Scholarships, Stetson University
  • Pi Sigma Alpha (National Political Science Honor Society)
  • Excellence in Research Award, American University Washington Semester Program
Research Interests

My research focuses primarily on law, courts, and judicial behavior at both the state and federal level.  My dissertation examines the role of interest groups as lobbyists before state supreme courts as amicus curiae.  Other areas of interest in research and teaching include: Constitutional Law, American Political Development, Judicial Selection, American Politics, & International Law.