Jennifer Halen

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Jenn Halen is currently a third year PhD student in the Department of Political Science. Her subfields are International Relations and American Politics. She is also working toward a minor at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs in Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy. Her research interests include human rights, interest and advocacy organizations, and the effects of new and emerging technologies on society and politics.

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • M.A. : Political Science, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 2015 (expected) .
  • B.A.: Political Science, University of Reno, NV, Reno, NV, 2012.


  • International Relations
  • American Politics
  • Human Rights
  • Science and Technology Policy
  • Effects of new and emerging technology
  • Uses and effects of digital information technologies
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
  • The Clara Uehland Fellowship, Department of Political Science, University of Minnesota