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Filip Viskupic

Filip Viskupic


Assistant Professor of Political Science

Office Building

West Hall



Mailing Address

West Hall 219
School of American & Global Studies-Box 510
University Station
Brookings, SD 57007


Dr. Filip Viskupič is an Assistant Professor of Political Science in the School of American and Global Studies, and a Research Associate in The SDSU Poll. Dr. Viskupič earned his Ph.D. from the University of Georgia in 2019. His research is interdisciplinary in scope and lies at the intersection of political science, psychology, and public health.


PhD, Political Science and International Affairs, 2019. University of Georgia, Athens, GA
MPhil, Political Science, 2013. Lingnan University, Hong Kong
BA, Politics, 2011. University of London, England

Academic Interests/Expertise

International conflict
Foreign policy
Political psychology
COVID-19 attitudes and behaviors

Academic Responsibilities

Courses Taught:
Current World Issues
American Government
Governments of the World
Model United Nations
Political Psychology
American Foreign Policy
Foreign Policy Decision-making
International Relations of Asia Pacific
Political Science Capstone

Committee Activities

Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity Committee, Fall 2021-

Awards and Honors

Sewrey Colloquium presenter in the Research and Scholarship category. February 22, 2022.


As Co-principal Investigator:
(with David Wiltse—PI), Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Challenge Fund, South Dakota State University, 2021. $15,000

(with David Wiltse—PI, Brittney Meyer—Co-PI), CAHSS Collaborative Scholarship Fund Proposal, South Dakota State University, 2021. $5,120

Creative Activities

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles:
Viskupič, F., Wiltse, D., & Meyer, B. (2022). Trust in Physicians and Trust in Government Predict COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake. Social Science Quarterly. Forthcoming.

Viskupič, F., Wiltse, D., & Meyer, B. (2022). Beyond Vaccination: Messaging From Religious Leaders Can Help Increase Adherence to COVID-19 Mitigation Guidelines Following Vaccination. A Research Note. The Social Science Journal. Forthcoming.

Viskupič, F., & Wiltse, D. (2022). The Messenger Matters: Religious Leaders and Overcoming COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy. PS: Political Science & Politics. Forthcoming.

Meyer B., Viskupič F., & Wiltse D. (2022) Understanding and overcoming COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in South Dakota. South Dakota Medicine. 75(3).

Viskupič, F. (2022). Experimental Evidence on Prestige Attribution in International Relations. The Social Science Journal. Forthcoming.

Meyer, B. A., Viskupič, F., & Wiltse, D. (2022). Pharmacists to Partner with Religious Leaders to Overcome Vaccine Hesitancy Amongst Christians. Journal of the American Pharmacists Association. 62(1), 302–304.

Viskupič, F. (2021) Status, Maintenance of Security, and Militarized Foreign Policy. Midwest Social Sciences Journal, 24(1).

Viskupič, F. (2020). More Valuable than Blood and Treasure? Experimental Evidence on the Impact of Status on Domestic Preferences for Military Intervention. Peace Economics, Peace Science and Public Policy, 26(4).

Viskupič, F., & Atkinson, D. B. (2018). When States Resist: Regime Type, Relative Power, and Militarized Compellent Threats. Journal of Global Security Studies, 3(4), 431-443.

Other Publications:
Wiltse, D., & Viskupič, F. (2021, October 14). South Dakota’s wealth is in finance. South Dakotans still think it’s in farming. The Monkey Cage. The Washington Post.

Applications of Research

Recent Media Appearances:
Dakota News Now (February 23, 2022)
Dakota News Now (January 27, 2022)
Rapid City Journal (September 16, 2021)
South Dakota News Watch (September 15, 2021)



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