Christian Jensen

Associate Professor of Political Science
Expertise: Politics of Europe and other democracies, Politics of the European Union


Christian Jensen is an associate professor of political science at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. 

His research and teaching interests focus on democratic institutions and political parties, with particular focus on the politics of the European Union.  His work has been widely published in a variety of scholarly journals including the British Journal of Political Science, European Journal of Political Research, European Union Politics, Governance, Journal of European Public Policy, Legislative Studies Quarterly, Party Politics, and Political Studies.   

Before coming to UNLV, he taught political science at the University of Iowa.  He has also been a visiting scholar at the University of Mannheim and the University of Duisburg-Essen in Germany. 


  • B.A. Lawrence University
  • PhD University of California Los Angeles

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Christian Jensen In The News

Russian forces have reportedly penetrated the eastern lines of Bakhmut in Ukraine's Donetsk region, though its overarching impact is perceived by experts to be minimal on a tactical level and mostly symbolic.
With missiles landing over the border of Poland, the ongoing war in Eastern Europe is getting closer to home for NATO-protected countries.
With reports of heightened energy tensions following the escalation of the war in Ukraine, UNLV professor Christian Jensen is a perfect source for answers.
The conflict in Ukraine continues to change on a minute-by-minute basis, and journalists who are seeking context into the myriad political, historical, social, and economic issues that have arisen as a result of the Russian invasion can turn to the following UNLV experts for insight.

Articles Featuring Christian Jensen

U.N.L.V.'s first conference tournament championship—and automatic bid to the NCAA Championship—since winning the Big West in 1994. It will be the Lady Rebels first NCAA tournament appearance since 2002. March 9, 2022 (Josh Hawkins/UNLV)
Campus News | April 1, 2022

A collection of news stories highlighting the experts and student changemakers at UNLV.

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Research | October 20, 2016

From finances to energy, health care, and more, UNLV graduate student researchers are asking important questions about America’s future.