Christian Jensen

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


Christian Jensen is an assistant 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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ResearchOctober 20, 2016
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