Department of Political Science
2115 G St. NW, Monroe Hall 440
Washington, DC 20052

Phone: (202) 994-6290
Fax: (202) 994-1974

Sharon Wolchik

Sharon L. Wolchik

Title — Professor of Political Science and International Affairs

Address — 1957 E. Street NW

Office — Suite 412

Office Hours — T 12:30-3:15pm and by appt.

Phone — (202) 994-7524; Fax: (202) 994-5436

E-mail —

Areas of Expertise —

Central and East European politics and policy making, comparative politics of Central/Eastern Europe


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She is currently doing research on the role of women in the transition to post-communist rule in Central and Eastern Europe, as well as on ethnic issues in post-communist societies, the development of party systems in the Czech Lands and in Slovakia, and other aspects of mass-elite relations in Central and Eastern Europe.


In addition to Women and Democracy: Latin America and Central and Eastern Europe and The Social Legacy of Communism, which she co-edited, Professor Wolchik is the author of Czechoslovakia in Transition: Politics, Economics, and Society, and co-editor of Domestic and Foreign Policy in Eastern Europe in the 1980s and Women, State and Party in Eastern Europe.