Curriculum Vitae


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Current Position

2016-                Associate Professor, Political Science and International Studies, Boston College
2010-2016            Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Studies (2010-14) and White Family Sesquicentennial Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Studies (2014-2016), Boston College
2016                Visiting Professor, Security Studies Program, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Higher Education

2009                PhD, Department of Government, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY (May 2009)
                                Dissertation: “States of Peace, Suppliers of War? The Emergence of Conventional Arms Export Controls”
                                Committee: Peter J. Katzenstein (chair), Matthew Evangelista, Christopher R. Way
                                Award: Janice N. and Milton J. Esman Graduate Prize for Best Dissertation in the Government Department (2009)
                                Nominated for the Helen Dwight Reid Award (2011)

2006                MA in Government, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY (March 2006)
                                Major field: International Relations (A Exam: September 2005)
                                Minor field: Comparative Politics (A Exam: February 2005)

2001                Saint Olaf College, Northfield, MN (May 2001)
                                BA in Political Science, Summa Cum Laude, Departmental Distinction
                                Concentrations in International Relations and Nordic Studies


Book
2015                    Dangerous Trade: Arms Exports, Human Rights, and International Reputation, Columbia University Press


Peer-Reviewed Publications

Forthcoming Leveling the Playing Field: Cost Diffusion and the Promotion of "Responsible" Arms Export Norms. International Studies Perspectives.
2015 Saint or Sinner? Human Rights and U.S. Support for the Arms Trade Treaty. Political Science Quarterly 130 (3):449-474.
2014 Saving Face, Looking Good, and Building International Reputation in East and West. In Power in a Complex Global   System, edited by Bruce Jentleson and Louis Pauly. New York: Routledge, forthcoming.
2013 Market Imperative Meets Normative Power: Human Rights and European Arms Transfer Policy. European Journal of International Relations 19 (2):206-234.
  • Awarded the 2014 European Studies First Article Prize, Social Science Category
  • Reprinted in A Different Kind of Power? The EU's Role in International Politics, T. Diez, ed. New York: International Debate Education Association Press, 2014
2013 Stopping the Legal Flow of Weapons: Compliance with Arms Embargoes, 1981-2004. Journal of Peace Research 50 (2):159-174.
  •   Runner-up for the Nils Petter Gleditsch JPR Article of the Year Award, 2013
2011 Membership Has Its Privileges: Conventional Arms and Influence within the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, with Christopher Way. In The Causes and Consequences of Nuclear Proliferation, edited by Matthew Kroenig, Erik Gartzke, and Robert Rauchhaus. New York: Routledge, pp 32-60.

                          
Non-Peer Reviewed Publications

Forthcoming International Law and the Great War. Tulsa Law Review.
2013 The gap between policy and practice in EU arms exports limits the normative power of the EU. London School of Economics European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) blog (November 25). Invited post.
2012 The Arms Trade Treaty: Prospects and Pitfalls. World Politics Review (March 6).
2008 Normative Power and EU Arms Transfer Policy: A Theoretical Critique and Empirical Test. WZB Discussion Paper (SP IV 2008-301). Berlin: Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforchung.
2007 The Arms Trade Treaty: The Politics behind the UN Process. SWP Working Paper FG3-WP 09 (July). Berlin: Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik.
2005 Commentary in Partners or Rivals? European-American Relations after Iraq.  Matthew Evangelista and Vittorio Emanuele Parsi, Eds. Ithaca, New York: Vita e Pensiero and Cornell University Press.
1999 Co-editor with Viktor A. Sidabras and Anna W.E. Fahraeus.  Baltic Sea Region Investment Conference: A Post Conference Report. Vienna, Austria: US Department of State, Regional Program Office.


Working Papers

  • Disarming the Dangerous? The Use of Arms Embargoes as Tools of Norm Enforcement
  • New Technologies and Norms of War: Submarine Warfare in World War I
  • US Arms Transfers and Civil War
  • Innovation and Adaptation in Contemporary Arms Control (In preparation for volume on The Circulation of Power in World Politics, edited by Lucia A. Seybert and Peter J. Katzenstein)
  • Arms Embargoes after Iraq (In preparation for volume on The Sanctions Enterprise: Assessing a Quarter-Century of UN Action for Peace, Security, and Human Rights, edited by George A. Lopez and Sebastian von Einsiedel, under contract with Cambridge University Press)
  • The Lockheed Scandal Decade: Consequences for Military Sales and Procurement Abroad
  • Revisiting the Dove’s Dilemma: Conventional Arms Transfers and Nuclear Weapons Development (with Christopher Way)
  • Assessing the Effect of Negative Media Coverage on Arms Embargo Targeting (data collection in preparation)


Honors and Awards

2015 Awarded Catalytic Research Grant from the International Studies Association for Workshop on the Instrumental Uses of Norms in International Relations to be held at the ISA 2016 Annual Conference, with Jennifer M. Dixon ($6545) 
2014 Awarded First Article Prize, Social Sciences Category by the Council for European Studies (Market Imperative Meets Normative Power: Human Rights and European Arms Transfer Policy. European Journal of International Relations)
2014 Awarded Honorable Mention for the JPR 2013 Article of the Year (Stopping the Legal Flow of Weapons: Compliance with Arms Embargoes, 1981-2014. Journal of Peace Research)
2014 Research Expense Grant, Boston College ($2000.00 for book indexing)
2014 Awarded inaugural White Family Sesquicentennial Assistant Professorship, Boston College
2013 Research Expense Grant, Boston College ($850.00 for research software)
2013 Stiftung Deutsch-Amerikanische Wissenschaftsbeziehungen, Study Group on "Globalizing the Production and Diffusion of Armaments: Transatlantic Perspectives/Die Globalisierung des Rüstungssektors aus transatlantischer Perspektive (5000), with Moritz Weiss (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität) and Marc DeVore (University of St. Andrews)
2011 Nominated for the Helen Dwight Reed Award for the Best Dissertation in International Relations, American Political Science Association
2009 Janice N. and Milton J. Esman Graduate Prize for Best Dissertation in the Government Department, Cornell University
2009-10 Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, War and Peace Studies Program, The Dickey Center for International Understanding, Dartmouth College
2009-10 Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Mershon Center for International Security Studies, The Ohio State University (Declined)
2008-09 Mellon Dissertation Completion Fellowship, Cornell University
2008 James Slevin Assignment Sequence for a First-Year Writing Seminar Honorable Mention, John S. Knight Institute for Writing in the Disciplines, Cornell University
2008 Research Travel Grant, Graduate School, Cornell University
2008 Elaine Scott Travel Grant, Peace Studies Program, Cornell University
2007 Turin Paper Prize, ECPR Standing Group for International Relations
Sixth Annual Pan-European IR Conference, Market Imperative Meets Normative Power: Human Rights and European Arms Transfer Policy
2007 LaFeber Grant (with Professor Matthew Evangelista) for Faculty-Student Collaborative Research, Cornell University
2006-07 Mario Einaudi Graduate Fellowship, Einaudi Foundation (Turin, Italy) and Cornell University Institute for European Studies (Taken Spring and Fall 2007)
2006-07 Research Grant, Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD)
2006 The George McT. Kahin Prize, Department of Government, Cornell University
For outstanding beginning dissertation research in international relations and foreign policy
2006 Walter and Sandra LaFeber Award for Excellence in Teaching, Cornell University
2006 Peace Studies Graduate Fellowship (Spring 2006), Cornell University
2005 Einaudi Center for International Studies and Peace Studies Pre-Dissertation Travel Grants to Europe (Summer 2005), Cornell University
2004-08 Conference travel grants, Graduate School, Cornell University
2003-04 Russell Sage Foundation Fellowship, Cornell University
2001-
Phi Beta Kappa
2001 Departmental Distinction, Department of Political Science, Saint Olaf College
2000-01 Dean’s List, Saint Olaf College (Saint Olaf did not have a Dean's List prior to Fall 2000)
2000-01 Senior Women’s Honor Society, Saint Olaf College
1999- Pi Sigma Alpha, Political Science Honors Society
1998-2001 Honor’s Day Recognition, Saint Olaf College
1997-2001 Dean's Scholar, Saint Olaf College


Research Positions and Experience

2014- White Family Sesquicentennial Assistant Professor, Political Science and International Studies, Boston College
2013- Faculty Affiliate, Institute for Quantitative Social Science, Harvard University
2010-14 Assistant Professor, Political Science and International Studies, Boston College
2009-10 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, War and Peace Studies Program, Dickey Center for International Understanding, Dartmouth    College
2007
Guest Research Fellow, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (Berlin)
2006-07 Guest Research Fellow, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (Berlin)
2006-07 Fieldwork in Europe (Belgium, Germany, France, Switzerland, United Kingdom)
2005 Pre-dissertation summer field research (Norway, Sweden)
2004-05
Research Assistant, Professor Christopher Way (Cornell University)
Research on OECD labor market organization; impact of gender on voting for Congressional resolutions on use of force
2001 Research Assistant, Susan Bloom (PhD, Northwestern 2002) (Plymouth, MN)
Research on French and German business elites
1999-2001 Research Assistant, Political Science Department, Saint Olaf College

   

Teaching Experience

Boston College

International Studies 500/2500: Introduction to International Studies (Spring 2011-2012, Spring 2014-2016)
Political Science 2541: Global Governance (Fall 2014-2015)
Political Science 519/2519: The European Union in World Affairs (Fall 2010-2013)

Political Science 520/3520: Seminar: Globalization and National Security (Fall 2010, 2015)
Political Science 297: Honors Seminar: Globalization and National Security (Fall 2013)
Political Science 807/7808: International Relations Field Seminar (Fall 2012, Fall 2014)

Cornell University

Instructor, Government 100.02: The Global Arms Trade: Politics, Markets, and Security, Freshman Writing Seminar (Spring 2008)
Head Teaching Assistant, Government 181: Introduction to International Relations with Professor Peter J. Katzenstein (Fall 2005)
Teaching Assistant, Government 385: American Foreign Policy with Assistant Professor J.J. Suh (Spring 2005)
Instructor, Government 182: Introduction to International Relations, Writing in the Majors (Fall 2004)

Saint Olaf College

Teaching Assistant, Political Science 121: Introduction to International Relations with Associate Professor Rod Grubb (1999-2000)


Invited Talks



2015 The Politics of Arms Export Controls, Inaugural speaker for the Political Economy of Security Workshop, Boston University
2015 Dangerous Trade: Arms Exports, Human Rights, and International Reputation
Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies Seminar Series
Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
2015 Dangerous Trade: Arms Exports, Human Rights, and International Reputation
Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (Solna, Sweden)
2015 New Technologies and Norms of War: Submarine Warfare in World War I
Inaugural speaker for the International Affairs Research Workshop
The Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University (College Station, Texas)
2014 Dangerous Trade: Arms Exports, Human Rights, and the UN Arms Treaty
Inaugural White Family Sesquicentennial Assistant Professorship Lecture, Boston College (Chestnut Hill, MA)
2014 Dangerous Trade: The  Arms Treaty and the Politics of Social Reputation
Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals (IBEI) (Barcelona, Spain)
2014 Measuring Arms Embargo Compliance
Expert talk for Arms Embargo Compliance Seminar
Organized by CENTRA Technology, Inc. (Arlington, VA)
2013 Dangerous Trade: Arms Exports, Human Rights, and the UN Arms Treaty
Luncheon Lecture Series, International Studies Program, Boston College
International Education Week, Boston College (Chestnut Hill, MA)

2012 Armed and Dangerous: Arms Embargoes in World Politics
Junior Scholars in Conversation, Boston College (Chestnut Hill, MA)
Faculty Workshop on Global Development, Boston College 
2011 Revisiting the Dove’s Dilemma: Conventional Arms Transfers and Nuclear Weapons Development
MIT Security Studies Wednesday Seminar Series (Cambridge, MA)
2011 The Lockheed Scandal Decade: Consequences for Military Sales and Procurement Abroad
The International Politics of the F-35 Workshop, University of Ottawa and Queen's University (Ottawa)
2010 Being Good or Looking Good? Conventional Arms Exports in Policy and Practice
Model United Nations Keynote Address
Duquesne University (Pittsburgh, PA)
2010 "Responsible" Arms Transfer Policy and the Politics of Social Reputation
International Relations/Foreign Policy Workshop, Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH)
2008 The Push toward Legalization: Do Embargoes and Regimes Induce Export Restraint?
Peace Studies Dinner Seminar, Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
2008 When Do the Takers Become the Makers? The Promotion of "Responsible" Arms Trade Norms
Cornell University Government Department Research Colloquium (Ithaca, NY)
2007 Aid and Advocacy: Humanitarian NGOs and Small Arms Control
Human Rights at War: Workshop on a Comparative Study of the Geneva Conventions, Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
2005 The Contradictory Pressures and Goals of European Arms Transfers Policy: The China Embargo Case
Political Economy Research Colloquium (PERC), Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)


Conferences and Presentations

2015 ISSS-ISAC Annual Conference (Springfield, MA)
New Technologies and Norms of War: Submarine Warfare in World War I
2015 American Political Science Association (San Francisco, CA)
Roundtable Participant, Circulatory and Control Power in World Politics
2015 International Studies Association (New Orleans, LA)
Armed and Dangerous: Explaining Arms Embargo Target Variation
New Technologies and Norms of War: Submarine Warfare in World War I
2014 American Political Science Association (Washington, DC)
US Arms Exports and Civil War
Assessing the Effect of Negative Media Coverage on Arms Embargo Targeting (Poster)
2014 International Studies Association (San Francisco, CA)
Reputation as a Social Incentive: Support for the Arms Trade Treaty and "Responsible" Arms Export Norms
Saint or Sinner? Human Rights and US Support for the Arms Trade Treaty
Panel Chair: Globalization, Armaments, and the Changing Calculus of International Security
2013 American Political Science Association (Chicago, IL)
Social Incentives for Policy Commitment: International Reputation and the Arms Trade Treaty
Armed and Dangerous: Explaining Arms Embargo Target Variation
2013 International Studies Association (San Francisco, CA)
Leveling the Playing Field: Cost Diffusion and the Promotion of "Responsible" Arms Export Norms
Saint or Sinner? Conflict and Human Rights in US Arms Export Policy and Practice
Panel Chair and Discussant: Do EU and US Norms Diffuse Differently?
2012 American Political Science Association (New Orleans, LA) (Conference canceled)
The Lockheed Scandal Decade: Consequences for Military Sales and Procurement Abroad
2012 International Studies Association (San Diego, CA)
Social Incentives for Policy Commitment: International Reputation and “Responsibility Arms Export Controls 
Leveling the Playing Field: EU Member State Promotion of “Responsible” Arms Export Controls
2011 PKFest: Conference in honor of Peter Katzenstein, Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
Saving Face, Looking Good, and Building International Reputation in East and West
2011 American Political Science Association (Seattle, WA)
Saint or Sinner? Conflict and Human Rights in US Arms Export Policy and Practice (Poster)
Saving Face, Looking Good, and Building International Reputation in East and West (Poster)
2011 International Studies Association (Montreal, Canada)
Saint or Sinner? Conflict and Human Rights in US Arms Export Policy and Practice
Revisiting the Dove’s Dilemma: Conventional Arms Transfers and Nuclear Weapons Development (with Christopher Way)
Panel Chair: Laying down Arms: The Governance of Weapons Proliferation
2010 American Political Science Association (Washington, DC)
Who Gets Sanctioned? Characteristics of Arms Embargo States
2010 New England Political Science Association (Newport, RI)
Who Gets Sanctioned? Characteristics of Arms Embargo States
2010 International Studies Association (New Orleans, LA)
Reputation and Image in International Politics: International Sources of “Responsible” Arms Transfer Policy
Do Arms Embargoes Induce Arms Export Restraint? Embargo Busting and the Sanctions Debate
2009 American Political Science Association (Toronto, Canada)
Membership Has Its Privileges: Conventional Arms and Influence within the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty
Reputation and Image in International Politics: International Sources of “Responsible” Arms Transfer Policy
Panel Chair: The NPT at Work
2009 International Studies Association Annual Conference (New York City)
Democratic Accountability, Trade Transparency, and Scandal Sensitivity: Domestic Sources of Conventional Arms Export Restraint
2008 American Political Science Association Annual Conference (Boston, MA)
Democratic Accountability, Trade Transparency, and Scandal Sensitivity: Domestic Sources of Conventional Arms Export Restraint
2008 International Studies Association Annual Conference (San Francisco, CA)
When Do the Takers Become the Makers? The Promotion of "Responsible" Arms Trade Norms
2007 Pan-European International Relations Conference (Turin, Italy)
Market Imperative Meets Normative Power: Human Rights and European Arms Transfer Policy
Regional Cooperation and Third World Security: The Case of Small Arms and Light Weapons
Discussant: Defence Integration in the European Union 
2007 American Political Science Association Annual Conference (Chicago, IL)
Using Arms to Influence? A Quantitative Analysis of Arms Transfers, 1981-2004 (Poster)
2007 WZB PhD Workshop Participant, Europa im Neuen Jahrhundert: Krise der Normalität – Normalität der Krise? (Berlin)
Market Imperative Meets Normative Power: Human Rights and European Arms Transfer Policy
2006 American Political Science Association Annual Conference (Philadelphia, PA)
Normative Power Meets Market Imperative: Human Rights and European Arms Transfer Policy
2006 Council for European Studies Annual Conference (Chicago, IL)
The Contradictory Pressures and Goals of European Arms Transfers Policy: The China Embargo Case       
2006 International Studies Association Annual Conference (San Diego, CA)
Protests, Policymaking, and Public Opinion: Democracy and the Iraq War in Europe
2005 Northeastern Political Science Association Annual Conference (Philadelphia, PA)
Protests, Policymaking, and Public Opinion: European Foreign Policy and the Iraq War
2005 Government Department International Relations Colloquium, Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
The Domestic Politics of Foreign Policy: Government Time Horizons and European Peace Activism
2005 International Studies Association Annual Conference (Honolulu, HI)
Quiet Revolutions: NATO, Congress, and American Isolationism 1949 and 1998
2004 Northeastern Political Science Association Annual Conference (Boston, MA)
Quiet Revolutions: NATO, Congress, and American Isolationism 1949 and 1998
2004 Inevitable Alliance: European-American Relations After the Iraq Invasion, Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
Discussant: Political Economic Dimensions
2000 United States Naval Academy Foreign Affairs Conference (Annapolis, MD)
Perceiving Neutrality: Swedish and Swiss Contributions to Peacekeeping

 

Workshops and Professional Development



2015 Political Economy of Global Rivalry Workshop, Brown University (Providence, RI) 
2015 Member of the Working Group on Political Economy and Security, Boston University (Boston, MA)
2015- Member of the Targeted Sanctions Working Group, MIT (Cambridge, MA)
2014 Workshop on International Humanitarian Law and Policy, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts and the International Committee of the Red Cross (Medford, MA)
2014 Intersections Villa, faculty writing retreat, Boston College
2013- Workshop Participant, Afghanistan after 2014, Boston College
2012 Intersections Common Room, Faculty Retreat, Boston College
2011-
Member, Faculty Workshop on Global Development, Boston College
2009 Workshop on Reputation in International Relations, University of California at Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
2007 International School on Disarmament and Research on Conflicts (ISODARCO) Winter Course: Terrorism, Counterterrorism, and Human Rights (Andalo, Italy)
2006 Summer Workshop on Analysis of Military Operations and Strategy, Columbia University (Ithaca, NY)
2006 Women in International Security (WIIS) Summer Symposium, Georgetown University (Washington, DC)
2006 Institute on Qualitative Research Methods, Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ)
2004 ICPSR Summer Program (Ann Arbor, MI)
2003 Goethe Institute, 12-week intensive German (Düsseldorf, Germany)
                       
 

Professional Service and Affiliations

  • American Political Science Association (since 2003)
  • Council for European Studies (since 2005)
  • International Studies Association (since 2009)
  • Women In International Security (WIIS) (since 2006)
  • Women in International Politics and Security (Boston-area) (since 2010)

Departmental and Program Service

2015 Admissions committee member, International Studies Program
2013 Committee member, Tenure-Track Search Committee for Political Science position in International Politics: International Political Economy or American Foreign and Security Policy
2013- MA (3) and PhD (6) Comprehensive exams for International Relations
2012- Senior thesis advisor for Political Science and International Studies majors (10); senior project mentor for Faith, Peace, and Justice minor paper (Spring 2014); senior readings and research on nuclear weapons politics (Spring 2015)
2011-13 Co-organizer, Political Science Department Foreign Policy Speaker Series
2010- Member, International Studies Program Board
2010 Committee member, Tenure-track Search Committee for Political Science/International Studies position in International Relations of the Middle East
               

University Service

2015 Advisory Board, Kaleidoscope: International Journal (student journal)
2015 Organizer, Senior Thesis Poster Session for students in the social sciences, humanities, and cultural studies programs
2014- McNair Program Faculty Mentor
2014 Co-founder and co-organizer, Senior Thesis Poster Session for students in the social sciences, humanities, and cultural studies programs (with Father Jeremy Clarke)
2013- Faculty Mentor, Presidential Scholars Program (2 scholars)
2013-
Faculty Advisor, Wishmakers on Campus (BC Make-a-Wish Foundation student group)
2011-14 Member, University Council on International Exchange and Research
2011- Undergraduate Fellowship Coordinator (Harriman, Rangel, and Pickering Fellowships), University Fellowship Committee
2010- Member, Junior Scholars in Conversation, Boston College
2010- Campus Interviewer for Fulbright Program
                           

Dissertation Committees

2015-                Kathrin Kranz (Notre Dame)
2014-                Gary Winslett


Political Science Service

Reviewer:        African Journal of Political Science and International Relations, American Political Science Review, Conflict Management and Peace Science, Elsevier, European Journal of International Relations, Global Policy, Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, International Interactions, International Organization, International Studies Review, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Peace Research, Millennium, New England Journal of Political Science, Security Studies, SSHRC, Yale University Press

2015-18           Board Member, International Security and Arms Control (ISAC) Section of the American Political Science Association
2015                Co-chair, Peter J. Katzenstein Book Prize Selection Committtee (3rd annual)
2012-               Executive Committee, Women in International Politics and Security (Boston and Cambridge, MA)

Other Service

Co-facilitator for graduate student teaching and professionalization workshops, Department of Government, Cornell University (2008-09)
Graduate Student International Relations Representative (Graduate-Faculty Liaison), Department of Government, Cornell                                 University (2004-05)
Chapter President, Pi Sigma Alpha, Saint Olaf College (received best chapter award from PSA National) (2000-01)
Student Committee Chair, Saint Olaf College Political Science Department Tenure-Track Faculty Search (1999)


Related Skills

Language: English (native); German; Swedish; Norwegian (reading); French (reading)
Computer: PC and Mac platforms; STATA and SPSS; Microsoft Excel; Blackboard; Access; Capital Correspond database; basic HTML
Good Judgment Project forecaster (2011-2014), Superforecaster (2014-2015; superforecaster team came in first place for season) (University of Pennsylvania and University of California at Berkeley's IARPA Aggregate Contingent Estimation Program

 

References available upon request

 

                                                                                                      Updated October  2015