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
- Center for Peace, Democracy, and Development
- Center for Governance and Sustainability
- John Joseph Moakley Chair of Peace and Reconciliation
- Massachusetts Office of Public Collaboration
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:
Professor Stacy VanDeveer
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).