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Agatha Hultquist

Instructor of Political Science

Contact Information

Houston Hall 212A



PhD, Political Science: University of Maryland
MA, International Studies: University of Denver
BA, Political Science: University of Connecticut


Agatha S. Hultquist, PhD, received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Connecticut, a Master in International Studies from the University of Denver and then went on to earn her PhD in Political Science from the University of Maryland. 

As an instructor of political science, Hultquist teaches a variety of courses in international relations and comparative politics, including world politics, comparative politics, the politics of terrorism, peace and conflict, U.S. foreign policy and introduction to international studies. She also teaches, with a lot of excitement and enthusiasm as methods can be fun, the program's research methods course, introduction to political inquiry. 

To engage students in the classroom, Hultquist draws on best practices and research, which find that students learn most effectively in a student-led learning environment. To create this environment, she uses a variety of hands-on learning opportunities, including discussions, in-class activities and simulations. 

Hultquist's research focuses on the role of identity, and ethnic identity in particular, in conflict processes, including civil war, terrorism, protests and repression.