Debra Javeline



Regular Faculty - Associate Professor


Fellow, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies Fellow, Kellogg Institute for International Studies Fellow, Nanovic Institute for European Studies Core faculty member, Russian and East European Studies program Affiliated faculty, Notre Dame Environmental Change Initiative


Comparative Politics


B.A. Brown University

Ph.D. Harvard University

Research and Teaching Interests

Mass political behavior, survey research, the politics of post-Soviet and other post-communist regimes, the politics of climate change adaptation


Javeline's publications include Protest and the Politics of Blame: The Russian Response to Unpaid Wages (University of Michigan Press, 2003) and articles in the American Political Science Review, Comparative Political Studies, Political Research Quarterly, Public Opinion Quarterly, Law & Society Review, and Social Science & Medicine. Her two current book projects are After Violence: Participation over Retaliation in Beslan and The Politics of Adapting to Climate Change.

Javeline is also collaborating with Notre Dame biologists, computer scientists, and other faculty on an interdisciplinary project on adaptation to climate change that has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Provost's Strategic Academic Planning Committee, the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, and the College of Science. She is leading a survey of the worlds top environmental biologists on how they assess the scientific, ethical, economic, and legal issues surrounding wildlife adaptation to climate change. The survey project will then be expanded to other stakeholders and include analysis of other adaptation strategies.

Javeline has conducted survey research in the former Soviet Union for the U.S. Information Agency (now State Department) and the U.S. Agency for International Development. She has held fellowships from Fulbright-Hays, Mellon, ACTR, FLAS, Harvard University's Davis Center for Russian Studies, the University of Colorado's Institute of Behavioral Science, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the National Science Foundation, and the National Council for Eurasian and East European Research. In 2011-12, she was supported by a Mellon New Directions fellowship to study ecology and environmental law.


Office Hours

Tuesday and Thursday 10:45am-12:15pm- students are strongly advised to email in advance for an appointment

Contact Information

Office: 402 Decio
Phone: 574-631-2793
Fax: 574-631-4405

Mailing Address

Department of Political Science
217 O'Shaughnessy Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556


Javeline CV