Christina Kulich-Vamvakas is an Instructor in the Government Department at Suffolk University, where she also directs Internship programs. She is a comparativist who is interested in the politics of democratic participation and civic engagement, with a regional focus on Europe and the US. She is interested in how “out” groups, such as women and other underrepresented groups, fair in government, public policy, political parties, protest & political movements. The impact of institutional rules on political behavior, such as in building or destroying social capital and fostering or inhibiting civic engagement, is also an area of particular interest. Christina holds a BA from Johns Hopkins University and a Ph.D. from Brandeis University. She is also an alumna of the JHU School of Advanced International Studies Bologna Center.