Office Hours Summer 2014By appointment
Dr. Francesca Vassallo is an Associate Professor of Political Science in the Department of History and Political Science. Professor Vassallo received her Ph.D. from Georgetown University. She joined the University of Southern Maine in 2002 and is currently serving as the Chair of the department.
Ph.D. Political Science, Georgetown University (2002)
M.A. German and European Studies, Georgetown University (2001)
M.A. International Affairs, American University (1996)
B.A. University of Padoa (Italy) (1993)
Professor Vassallo's research and teaching interests focus on the comparison of political participation models between the EU and the US.
Professor Vassallo's articles have appeared in peer-reviewed journals including French Politics, Journal of Balkan & Near Eastern Studies, and Journal of Contemporary European Studies. She has a chapter in The Ashgate Research Companion to Federalism. She is the author of France, Social Capital and Political Activism (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010).