Victoria Jeansonne | LSU Political Science

Office: 327 Stubbs Hall


MA:  Political Science, Louisiana State University, 2022
AA: Paralegal Studies, Nunez Community College
BA:  Political Science, Southeastern Louisiana University
BA:  HIstory, Southeastern Louisiana University


Victoria is a Louisiana native and is a graduate for Southeastern Louisiana University, Nunez Community College, and Louisiana State University.  She is a PhD Candidate, ABD at Louisiana State University where she studies American and Comparative Politics, while filling electives with Political Theory and Religious Studies classes.  Her dissertation investigates the effects of descriptive representation on policy, specifically criminalization of gender-based violence within the United States and abroad.  Other research interests include public policy, public opinion, law, religion and politics, and political theory.  She taught American Government at LSU, Spring 2022.  In Spring 2023 she taught American Government, Civil Rights & Liberties, International Relations, and Intro to Public Administration at McNeese State University.  She is a supervisor at LSU's Manship Public Policy Research Lab, where she monitors data collection, is also primary supervisor for PRAMS studies, and authors the annual Louisiana BRFSS Report.  During her downtime, Victoria can be found spending time with family or reading "non-academic" books.

Areas of Interest

American Politics
Comparative Politics
Political Theory & Law

Academic Awards and Honors

Eric Voegelin Institute Scholarship, Spring 2020; 2022

Teaching Experience

POLI 2051 American Government, Louisiana State University; Fall 2022
POLS 201 A American Government, McNeese State University, Spring 2023
POLS 320 A International Relations, McNeese State University, Spring 2023
POLS 350 W1  Intro to Public Administration, McNeese University, Spring 2023
POLS 426 A Civil Rights & Civil Liberties, McNeese University, Spring 2023