Marin Hellwege


Julia Marin Hellwege an Assistant Professor at the University of South Dakota in the Department of Political Science where she specializes in American Politics. She is also affiliated with the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program in the College of Arts & Sciences.
Born and raised in Sweden to Colombian and Swedish parents, she received her Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of New Mexico in 2016. She received her MA (2011) from UNM and her BA (2009) from Colorado Mesa University, both in Political Science.
Her primary research concentration lies in the interaction between political institutions and identity, particularly as related to the representation of women and other marginalized identities, including race and ethnicity, her secondary research agenda relates to political science pedagogy and student engagement.
Her co-authored book, Working Parents Represent: How Parenthood Influences the Legislative Agenda of Members of Congress, is currently under contract with NYU Press. She is also a co-editor of the forthcoming book, The Palgrave Handbook of Political Research Pedagogy with Palgrave Macmillan.
In addition, she has published in American Politics Research, Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Social Science Quarterly, Policing: An International Journal, PS: Politics & Political Science, and Politics, Groups, and Identities.
Her research has been awarded the Hahn-Sigelman award for best paper in APR 2019, and has been featured in the Monkey Cage, the LegBranch blog, and the LSE USCentre blog; She’s also published short pieces in Mischiefs of Faction.
An award-winning teacher, she teaches a variety of courses in American government and institutions, as well as courses in Women and Politics, Politics of Inequality, Writing and Research, and Introduction to Political Science. Her courses center around an active learning pedagogy that is student-driven and promotes experiential learning. she is also the faculty advisor for USD’s Gamma Nu chapter of the Pi Sigma Alpha Honors Society in Political Science
She proudly serves on the Vermillion, SD City Council

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