Pavel Bacovsky

Visiting Assistant Professor of Politics



Pettengill Hall, Room 171


Pavel studies the impact of new technologies on political behavior in developed democracies. He focuses on understanding the development of political attitudes among children and adolescents, especially those who frequently consume online media and digital entertainment. He is also interested in various topics in political psychology and the nexus of politics and leisure activities. He teaches courses in American and comparative politics, and research methods. Pavel earned his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Colorado Boulder. Outside of academia, Pavel is an avid cyclist, an explorer of fantastic universes, a keen follower of sports (especially ice hockey, soccer, and Formula 1), and he absolutely wants to pet your dog.



Current Courses

Winter Semester 2024

PLTC 218
Statistics for Political Analysis

PLTC 251
Psychology of Political Behavior

PLTC 458
Senior Thesis

Short Term 2024

Playing Politics: Using Reacting to the Past to Learn about Early US Politics

Fall Semester 2024

PLTC 211
American Parties and Elections

PLTC 313
New Technologies and Politics