Kelly Grenier

Assistant Professor of Politics Political Science



  • University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, Ph.D. Political Science
  • Aberystwyth University, Wales, UK, M.A. Security Studies
  • Berea College, Berea, KY, B.A. Political Science
  • Maysville Community and Technical College, Cynthiana, KY, A.A.


  • Graduate Certificate in College Teaching and Learning, University of Kentucky
  • Graduate Degree+ Instructor-Student Interactions
  • Service-Learning Educator Learning Community, Kentucky Campus Compact
  • Graduate Degree+ Online Teaching Pedagogy


Emory & Henry College, Undergraduate Courses

  • POLS 103: Politics of the United States
  • POLS 215: Introduction to Comparative Politics
  • POLS 240: History of Political Philosophy
  • POLS 311: The President and Congress
  • POLS 313/CORE 300: Modern Espionage: Algorithms, Intelligence, & Whistleblowers
  • POLS 316: Pop Culture, Propaganda, and Censorship
  • POLS 317: Civil Rights & Civil Liberties
  • POLS 450: Senior Seminar: Political Personhood
  • POLS 470/471: Political Science Internship
  • SOSS 200: Introduction to Research Methods
  • SOSS 450/451: Advanced Projects

University of Kentucky, Undergraduate Courses

  • Film in Politics
  • Internship in Government
  • Introduction to American Government
  • Introduction to Comparative Politics
  • Introduction to Political Analysis
  • Kentucky Legislative Initiative Program
  • Political Arts and Censorship

Maysville Community and Technical College, Undergraduate Courses

  • Introduction to American Government
  • World Politics


Grenier, Kelly. “Chile’s Nueva Canción & the Pinochet Regime: Censoring Political Messages in Music,” Political Messaging in Music and Entertainment Spaces across the Globe. Wilmington: Vernon Press. 2022.

Grenier Kelly. “Film, Literature, and Visual Art as Case Studies in Introductory Courses,” Relationship-Rich Education in Teaching & Learning: Proceedings of the 2022 Pedagogicon, Edited by Vanessa Gonzalez

Grenier, Kelly. “Operation Nudge: How Non-Sovereign Organizations Gain Quasi-Sovereign Powers to Solve Public Choice Problems.” The Commonwealth Review 3, no. 1 (2015): 91-101.

Professional Experience

National Endowment for the Arts Theatre Panelist

AP Comparative Government Reader

Contact Info

P.O. Box 947

Emory, Virginia 24327