photo: Sharon Wolchik

Sharon L. Wolchik

Professor of Political Science and International Affairs
Suite 412
Address: Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E Street, N.W.
Phone: 202-994-7524
Fax: 202-994-5436

Areas of Expertise

Central and East European politics and policy making, and comparative politics of Central/Eastern Europe


Professor Wolchik received her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. At GW, she teaches courses on the comparative governments and politics of Central and Eastern Europe and the international relations of the region. She is currently doing research on the role of women in the transition to post-communist rule in Central and Eastern Europe, as well as on ethnic issues in post-communist societies, and the development of party systems and other aspects of politics in the Czech and Slovak Republics.


Ph.D., University of Michigan


Classes Taught

PSC 2331 Politics of Russia and Central/Eastern Europe

PSC 6364 Comparative Governments and Politics of Eastern Europe

PSC 6465 International Politics of Eastern Europes