International Relations

Our faculty have expertise in the politics of conflict and conflict management, global market governance, regional and global hierarchies, and international cooperation.

International Relations Faculty

Alex Braithwaite

Alex Braithwaite

Professor

Associate Director of SGPP

  • International relations
  • Refugees and forced migration
  • Violent and nonviolent conflict
Social Sciences 314B
Jessica Maves Braithwaite

Jessica Maves Braithwaite

Assistant Professor

  • International relations
  • Violent and nonviolent conflict
  • Human rights and repression
Social Sciences 343
Faten Ghosn

Faten Ghosn

Associate Professor

Director of Undergraduate Studies

  • International relations
  • Conflict and conflict management
  • Refugees and forced migration
Social Sciences 335
Jeff Kucik

Jeff Kucik

Associate Professor

  • International relations
  • Global trade and investment
  • International organizations
Social Sciences 439A
V. Spike Peterson

V. Spike Peterson

Professor

  • International politics/economics/inequalities
  • Critical theorizing
  • Gender/sexual/racial logics
Social Sciences 314C
Kirssa Cline Ryckman

Kirssa Cline Ryckman

Assistant Professor (Career Track)

Assistant Director of MA ISS Program

  • International relations
  • Violent and nonviolent conflict
  • Civilians in conflict
Social Sciences 331
Thomas Volgy

Thomas Volgy

Professor

  • International politics
  • Status considerations
  • Comparative regional analysis
Social Sciences 330