Professor of Government
Office: Wright Hall 222
On sabbatical fall 2014
Mlada Bukovansky received her bachelors degree in philosophy from the Colorado College; a masters in international Affairs from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University; and a doctorate in political science, specializing in international politics, from Columbia University. Prior to teaching at Smith, Bukovansky taught international politics at Dartmouth College.
Bukovansky's research focuses on the evolving norms and institutions of the international system. She has published articles in the journals International Organization, Review of International Studies, Review of International Political Economy, and International Relations. Her first book, Legitimacy and Power Politics: the American and French Revolutions in International Political Culture, was published in 2002 by Princeton University Press.
She is also the co-author of Special Responsibilities: Global Problems and American Power (Cambridge 2012). Bukovansky has published essays in Constructing the International Economy (Cornell), Global Standards of Market Civilization (Routledge), and On Rules, Politics, and Knowledge (Palgrave). She is currently working on a project titled "Humanitarian Hypocrisy."
Bukovansky teaches courses on international politics, international political economy, international relations theory, international organizations, and European politics. In her spare time she likes to ski, row, sail, hike, climb, and generally enjoy the outdoors.