Vicki Hesli Claypool is Professor of Political Science Department at the University of Iowa. She has served as both Director of Undergraduate Studies and Director of Graduate Studies in the department. At the University level, Hesli’s most significant service contributions to the University of Iowa have come in her role as Chair of the Faculty Assembly and Chair of the university’s Research Council. Hesli was co-principle investigator on three National Science Foundation grants and principle investigator on two U.S. Department of State partnership program grants between the University of Iowa and Taras Shevchenko National University in Ukraine. She is currently a member of the Editorial Board of the American Political Science Review and previously served as chair of the Committee on the Status of Women in the American Political Science Association. In addition to authoring, co-authoring or co-editing six books, Hesli’s publications have appeared in the American Political Science Review, Journal of Politics, PS: Political Science and Politics, International Political Science Review, British Journal of Politics, Electoral Studies, Women and Politics, Comparative Political Studies, Communist and Post-communist Studies, Europe-Asia Studies, Slavic Review, Political Research Quarterly, Nations and Nationalism, European Journal of Cancer Prevention, and Public Opinion Quarterly.