Janicke Stramer-Smith

Assistant Professor of Political Science

Office: Lindquist Hall 148
Phone: 801-626-6694
Email: jstramersmith@weber.edu


  • Ph.D., The University of Nevada, Reno 2018
  • M.A., The American Graduate School of International Relations and Diplomacy, Paris, France, 2006
  • B.A., The University of Southern Denmark, 2000


Janicke Stramer-Smith is originally from Denmark. Her research focus is on civil-military
relations, labor movements and political transitions in the Middle East, North Africa and Europe, where she has spent extensive time living and researching in several different countries. Her research concentrates on the following areas of study: (1) The relationship between social movements and labor movements as complementary or competing protest movements, and how this affects their ability to influence political outcomes? (2) How economic interests of militaries affect their political behavior and how this influences regional and international security arrangements? Her secondary research has involved studying security cooperation within an institutional framework to evaluate its efficiency in addressing past, current, and future issues in a regional perspective.


Stramer-Smith, Janicke. (Forthcoming 2024). "Security Cooperation: Toward Regional Security" in Eds. Asian Security in the Age of Globalization. Routledge.

Stramer-Smith, Janicke. (2021). "Socio-economic factors and political mobilization in the Maghreb: Lessons from the Arab Spring" in Eds. Entanglements of Maghreb: Cultural and Political Aspects of a Region in Motion. Germay: Transcript Verlag.

Stramer-Smith, Janicke and Ian M. Hartshorn. (April 2020). "Seccuritizing the New Egypt: Partisan vs. Revolutionary Demands." Journal of North African Studies.

Stramer, Janicke. (2010). The Language of War: George W. Bush's Discursive Practices in Securitizing the "Western Value System" in the War on Terror, in Ed. Bob Brecher The New Order of War. Rodopi, Amsterdam/New York, NY.

Courses Taught

  • POLS 1010 Introduction to Political Science
  • POLS 1100 Introduction to American National Government
  • POLS 2200 Introduction to Comparative Politics
  • POLS 3140 U.S. Foreign Policy
  • POLS 3200 Comparative Politics of the Middle East and North Africa
  • POLS 3210 Politics in the European Union
  • POLS 3290 Democratization and Political Transitions
  • POLS 4200 Authoritarianism in Comparative Perspective
  • POLS 4210 Political Violence and Contestation.