Chase LaSpisa

Research Assistant

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.


  • Graduate College Iowa Recruitment Fellowship, 2020


Research areas
  • International Relations
  • Comparative Politics
  • Conflict
Chase LaSpisa
BA in Political Science, Oklahoma State University, 2020
Contact Information

331 Schaeffer Hall (SH)
Iowa City, IA 52242
United States