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Britt Ashton Cartrite


Charles A. Dana Professor of Political Science


Political Science

Contact Info

(989) 463-7244

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Britt Cartrite’s career at Alma began in 2005. He is passionate about working alongside students to better understand and explain the world. He is constantly trying new techniques, learning new tools, exploring new dynamics and places, and trying to infect those around him with his excitement about the world!

Educational Background:

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

Signature Courses:
Political Science Statistics; Making More Perfect Unions; The Politics of Fear and Hate; Democracy’s Slow Death.

My Expertise

Comparative politics, ethnopolitical mobilization, regionalism, quantitative methods and Western European politics.

Recent Work and Accomplishments

Cartrite, B. (2018). Contingent violence: Arana, Franco, and ETA’s terrorist actions in the Basque Country. In G. Duerr (Ed.), Secessionism and Terrorism (pp. 37–58). Routledge.