Political Science Faculty

Bill Kubik
Bill Kubik

Bill Kubik

Professor of Political Science

(812) 866-7362



Professor Kubik's chief interests are in American politics (Congress, parties, and elections), political economy, and methodology.


Ph.D., University of Rochester
Ron Smith
Ruth Turner
Ruth Turner

Ruth Turner '73

Professor of Political Science

(812) 866-7361



Ruth Turner up in Nashville, Tenn., and enjoys a wide range of learning experiences. Some of her favorites include a dog obedience class and a Spanish language immersion course in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Turner is interested in the natural history of southern Indiana as well as many different forms of arts and crafts.


Ph.D., M.A., University of Arizona; B.A., cum laude, Hanover College

Teaching Areas / Expertise / Specializations:

Political Science, Political Theory, Latin American Politics
Mi Yung Yoon
Mi Yung Yoon

Mi Yung Yoon

Professor of International Studies

(812) 866-6841



Yoon teaches world politics, American foreign policy, international law and organization, international political economy, U.N. field study in New York, African politics, and women in the developing world. Her research interests include territorial disputes in Africa, women's political representation in sub-Saharan Africa, and Korea-Africa relations.

Daryl R. Karns Award for Scholarly and Creative Activity, 2012
Fulbright Research Award, 2011


Ph.D., Florida State University; M.A., Jackson State University
B.A., Sookmyung Women's University, Seoul, South Korea


"Korean Bilateral Official Development Assistance to Africa Under Korea's Initiative for Africa's Development," Journal of East Asian Studies 14, 2 (May-August 2014): 279-301. With Chungshik Moon.

"Colonialism and Border Disputes in Africa: The Case of the Malawi-Tanzania Dispute over Lake Malawi/Nyasa," Journal of Territorial and Maritime Studies 1, 1 (January 2014): 75-89.

"Special Seats for Women in Parliament and Democratization: The Case of Tanzania," Women's Studies International Forum 41 (November/December 2013): 143-149.

"Factors Hindering 'Larger' Representation of Women in Parliament: The Case of Seychelles," Commonwealth & Comparative Politics 49, 1 (February 2011): 98-114.

"More Women in the Tanzanian Legislature: Do Numbers Matter?" Journal of Contemporary African Studies 29, 1 (January 2011): 83-98.

"European Colonialism and Territorial Disputes in Africa: The Gulf of Guinea and the Indian Ocean," Mediterranean Quarterly 20, 2 (Spring 2009): 77-94.

"Special Seats for Women in the National Legislature: The Case of Tanzania," Africa Today 55, 1 (Fall 2008): 60-86.

"Is a Minority Truly Powerless? Female Legislators in Mauritius," Asian Women 24, 3 (Fall 2008): 83-102. With Sheila Bunwaree.

"The Mauritian Election of 2005: An Unprecedented Increase of Women in Parliament," Journal of International Women's Studies 9, 3 (May 2008): 13-26. With Sheila Bunwaree.

"Women's Legislative Representation in Mauritius: 'A Grave Democratic Deficit'," Journal of Contemporary African Studies 24, 2 (May 2006): 229-247. With Sheila Bunwaree.

"Internal Conflicts and Cross-Border Military Interventions in Sub-Saharan Africa in the Post-Cold War Era," Journal of Political and Military Sociology 33, 2 (Winter 2005): 277-293.

"Explaining Women's Legislative Representation in Sub-Saharan Africa," Legislative Studies Quarterly XXIX, 3 (August 2004): 447-468.

Reprinted in Mona Lena Krook and Sarah Childs, Women, Gender, and Politics: A Reader (New York, New York: Oxford University Press, 2010), 167-173.

"Testing Crisis Learning Theory: The Case of Minor-Minor Power Dyads, 1946-1985," KNDU Review: Journal of National Security Affairs 7 (December 2002): 171-188. With Chinsoo Bae.

"Democratization and Women's Legislative Representation in Sub-Saharan Africa," Democratization 8, 2 (Summer 2001): 169-190.

"Explaining U.S. Intervention in Third World Internal Wars, 1945-1989," Journal of Conflict Resolution 41, 4 (August 1997): 580-602.

Un-Refereed Journal Articles:

"A Cautiously Optimistic Outlook for the 21st Century: Assessing the Prospects for Democratization in Sub-Saharan Africa," Hanover Quarterly (May 2000): 10-13.

"U.S. Defense Policy: From Truman to Clinton, Continuity or Change?" Korean Military Affairs 4 (January 1997): 274-288. (This article is published in Korean.)

"Colonial History and Territorial Issues in Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America," (Seoul, Korea: Northeast Asian History Foundation, 2010), Mi Yung Yoon and Richard J. Kilroy, Jr., eds.

"Imperialism, Colonialism, and Territorial Disputes," In "Colonial History and Territorial Issues in Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America." Edited by Mi Yung Yoon and Richard J. Kilroy, Jr. (Seoul, Korea: Northeast Asian History Foundation, 2010), 9-18.

"Territorial Disputes in the Gulf of Guinea: The Cases of Nigeria-Cameroon and Gabon-Equatorial Guinea," In "Colonial History and Territorial Issues in Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America." Edited by Mi Yung Yoon and Richard J. Kilroy, Jr. (Seoul, Korea: Northeast Asian History Foundation, 2010), 51-82.

"Sub-Saharan Africa," In "Sharing Power: Women, Parliament, Democracy." Edited by Yvonne Galligan and Manon Tremblay (Aldershot, England: Ashgate, 2005), 79-90.

Kathleen M. Fallon. "Democracy and the Rise of Women's Movements in Sub-Saharan Africa," (Baltimore, Maryland: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008). Journal of Contemporary African Studies 28, 4 (October 2010): 525-528.

Gretchen Bauer and Hannah E. Britton, eds. "Women in African Parliaments," (Boulder, Colo.: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2006). Journal of Contemporary African Studies, 26, 2 (April 2008): 234-236.

Anne R. Breneman and Rebecca A. Mbuh, eds. "Women in the New Millennium: The Global Revolution," (Lanham, Maryland: Hamilton Books, 2006). Asian Women 22, 2 (2006): 117-121.

Mark Peceny. "Democracy at the Point of Bayonets," (University Park, Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1999). American Political Science Review 94, 2 (2000): 518-519.

Chris Alden. "Apartheid's Last Stand: The Rise and Fall of the South African Security State," (New York, New York: St. Martin's Press, 1996). Journal of Asian and African Studies, XXXIII, 3 (1998): 276-278.

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