Susan Achury


My name is Susan Achury, and I am an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at Lycoming College. I received my Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Houston in Spring 2019. This fall, I'm teaching Intro to American Politics and Constitutional law: Institutions and Powers and rights and liberties.

I specialize in judicial politics in the United States and Latin America and comparative political institutions. My research focuses on the institutional features of judicial review and how they affect democratic accountability. I am particularly interested in accessibility, barriers of non-justiciability, and internal courts’ voting rules in constitutional justice and how they affect the role of courts in democracies. I also evaluate gender and racial representation in the US judiciary and intra-parties and electoral rules comparatively.

My teaching interests include judicial politics and Latin American politics. Previous to my position at Lycoming, I was a visiting lecturer at TCU and a visiting assistant professor at Miami University in Oxford-Ohio.

Outside my work, I like exploring nature, traveling, and experimenting with traditional Colombian food in my kitchen.


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