Chase LaSpisa

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Research Assistant
Teaching Assistant
367 SH
Phone number:
(319) 335-3381

Research Areas

International Relations
Comparative Politics


Chase LaSpisa graduated from Oklahoma State University in May 2020 with a BA in Political Science as well as minors in Economics and Russian Language. His primary research interests lie in International Relations and Comparative Politics, specifically non-democracies, conflict, and natural resources. His research seeks to further explore the connection between natural resources and conflict especially at the sub-national level. Additionally, he is interested in non-democratic states, particularly Russia, and the role non-democracies play in the global political order.


Oklahoma State University, BA in Political Science, 2020


  • Graduate College Iowa Recruitment Fellowship, 2020