Areas of Expertise

Our faculty conduct research and service projects in the following broad areas:

  • cross-cultural conflict and intergroup relations
  • democratic development
  • environmental governance and sustainability
  • gender studies
  • global health
  • international relations and political economy
  • mediation and negotiation
  • politics and governance in Africa, Middle East, Latin America, Europe and Asia

Affiliated Centers & Special Projects

Sample Publications and Presentations

Professor J. Samuel Barkin:

Barkin, J.S. & Sjoberg, L. (Eds.). (2017). Interpretive quantification: Methodological explorations for critical and constructivist IR. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

Professor Margaret Karns

The United Nations in the 21st Century with Karen A. Mingst. 5th edition (Boulder:  Westview Press, 2016)  (note: this is a retitled version of The United Nations in the Post-Cold War Era originally published in 1995; 2nd edition 2000; 3rd edition 2007; 4th edition 2012; 5th edition 2017).

International Organizations:  The Politics and Processes of Global Governance with Karen A. Mingst.  (Boulder:  Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2004; 2nd edition 2009; 3rd edition 2015). Recipient of the 2006 ACUNS Prize for the Best Book on the United Nations and the United Nations System. 

The United States and Multilateral Institutions:  Patterns of Changing Instrumentality and Influence, co-contributor and co-editor with Karen A. Mingst. (Boston:  Unwin Hyman, 1990).

Professor Jane Parpart:

Parpart, B.J. (2017). Imagined Peace, Gender Relations and Post-Conflict Transformation: anti-colonial and post-Cold War conflicts. In Joyce Kaufman and Kristen Williams (Eds.). Women, gender equality and post-conflict transformation. London: Routledge.

Tiessen, R., Parpart, B.J. & Marchand, M. (2017). Gender and development: Theoretical contributions, international commitments, and global campaigns. In Paul Haslam, Jessica Schafer and Pierre Beaudet (Eds.). Introduction to international development: Approaches, actors and practice (pp 84-101). London: Oxford University Press, 2017.

Professor Karen Ross:

Li, P., Ross, K., Zhao, P. & Dennis, B.K. (2017). Critical action research: How do graduate students in an introductory research class conceptualize ‘research’?” In SAGE research methods cases

Professor Stacy VanDeveer

Through the Looking Glass: Global Climate Politics after Paris and Under Trump Stacy VanDeveer on YouTube

The European Union and Environmental Governance, Henrik Selin & Stacy D. VanDeveer (Routledge, 2015)

Waste, Want or War? The Global Resource Nexus and the Struggle for Land, Energy, Food, Water & Minerals, Philip Andrews-Speed, Raimund Bleischwitz, Tim Boersma, Corey Johnson, Geoffrey Kemp, Stacy D. VanDeveer (Routledge/Earthscan, 2015).

Coal, After the Paris Agreement” (w/ Tim Boersma) Foreign Affairs Online, June 6, 2016.