Cherie J. Farrell
Cherie J. Farrell is a Ph.D. student in political science at Florida International University in the Department of Politics and International Relations with concentration in international relations and comparative politics. Her research includes the study of security and political violence and her geographic areas of interest are the Middle East and post-Soviet regions. She earned her Master’s degree in Political Science with a concentration in international relations and Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Legal Studies from the University of Central Florida.
She currently works in the area of American constitutional law in Washington, DC engaging in the research and analysis of complex constitutional and policy issues regarding the U.S. Constitution; state constitutions; local, state, and federal statutes, regulations, and rules. She also serves as a Board Member of the Information & Policy Analysis Center, Inc. and leads the research center’s advocacy, policy, and research efforts. She started the non-profit organization with Dr. Houman Sadri from University of Central Florida and served as the organization’s Executive Director from 2010 through 2015. During that time she managed and directed the day-to-day operations, which included project development and analysis, accounting, taxes, budgeting, website design, corporate filings, and marketing materials. Prior to joining FIU, she taught seminars on American national government and local and state government at Eastern Florida State College.
She is experienced in identifying, researching, collecting, analyzing information, and drafting reports/papers on both domestic and international issues including political, security, social, and economic developments. She is currently working on projects pertaining to Saudi Arabia, Iran, and Persian Gulf security and social movements in the post-Soviet space.