About CSR

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Hello! My name is Christine Sixta Rinehart and I am an associate professor of Political Science at the University of South Carolina at Union (Palmetto College).  I earned my Doctorate of Political Science in 2008 from the University of South Carolina.  My major areas of research are Latin America and Middle Eastern Politics.  I study and publish on maternal health, international terrorism, and counterterrorism (UAV).  I am married to Todd Rinehart and we have been together since 2001.  I have no children but lots of pets including four cats (one outdoor and three indoor) and one guinea pig.  I have a large garden where I grow everything imaginable and over 40 tea rose bushes on approximately 16 acres of land.  I spend a lot of time outdoors!  I also play soccer in a recreational league, either women’s, men’s or coed.  And lastly, I am an artist who frequently displays my oil paintings on canvas and watercolors all over South Carolina.  Although I was originally born and half-raised in Nebraska (and have lived in 5 other states and Spain), I have adopted South Carolina as my home. Go Cocks!


My Contact Information
My Office Phone: (864) 424-8050

Cell: (864) 762-0025

Email: sixta@mailbox.sc.edu

Best way to contact me: Email