Political Science

Britt Cartrite


Associate Professor


Political Science

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., University of Colorado (2003)
  • M.A., University of Colorado (2000)
  • M.A., University of Denver (1999)
  • B.A., University of Denver (1997)

I am...

passionate about working alongside students to better understand and explain the world.  I am constantly trying new techniques, learning new tools, and exploring new dynamics and places and try to infect those around me with my excitement about the world!


Associate Professor

My career at Alma began in


I'm an expert in

comparative politics, ethnopolitical mobilization, regionalism, and Western European politics.

Signature course(s):

POL 280: Democracy’s Slow Death; POL 111: Introduction to Comparative Politics; POL 215: Making and Breaking Nations; POL 115/315: Scottish Identity and Politics (travel spring term)

I've led

four spring term courses to Scotland (2007, 2009, 2011, 2014).  I also led an Alma College Alumni trip to Scotland in 2013.