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Faculty Profile

Lauren Ferry

Political Science
Assistant Professor of Political Science
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133 Deupree Hall
University, MS 38677
(662) 915-7401
Joined UM: August 22, 2019

Brief Bio

I am an assistant professor of Political Science at the University of Mississippi where I focus on sovereign debt, international financial institutions, and foreign aid. In my current book project, I develop and test a bargaining theory of public position taking in sovereign debt restructuring negotiations that explains variation in negotiation tactics, creditor haircuts, and political outcomes. My work on foreign aid has been published in the Review of International Organizations. I am also enthusiastic about teaching and applying evidence-based teaching techniques in support of an engaged and inclusive classroom. My work on the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) has been published in several pedagogical journals. I received my Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego in 2019 and I proudly hold a B.A. from the College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio. Please feel free to contact me at


Political Science
University of California-San Diego (2015)
Political Science
University of California-San Diego (2019)