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Chip-Sept14photo credit: Dave DietzI’m an Associate Professor of Politics at Ithaca College.  I teach courses in the areas of international relations and comparative politics. My research is in the areas of ethnic conflict, political demobilization, democracy promotion, and the politics of the former Yugoslavia and its successor states.

Education: BSFS, Georgetown University; MIA, MA , PhD, Columbia University.

Courses Taught

Fall 2014:

Spring 2015:

  • Introduction to International Relations
  • Pirates and Mercenaries: Sovereignty in the International System

Other courses:

  • Ithaca Seminar: War, Peace, and Terrorism
  • Crossing Borders / Global Migrations
  • Russian Politics
  • Whiteness and Multiculturalism
  • Seminar on Missionaries for Democracy

Select Recent Publications

  • Post-Conflict Studies: An interdisciplinary approachCo-edited with Keith Brown (Routledge, 2014). Part of Routledge’s “Studies in Peace and Conflict Resolution” series.
  • The Myth of Ethnic War: Serbia and Croatia in the 1990s (Cornell University Press, 2004), Winner of the American Political Science Association’s Prize for the Best Book on European Politics and Society and co-winner of the Best First Book Award of the Council for European Studies.
  • “Democracy Promotion as Mission” in Post-Conflict Studies: An Interdisciplinary Approach.
  • Political Science and the Yugoslav Dissolution: The Evolution of a Discipline,” in Florian Bieber, Armina Galijaš and Rory Archer, eds. Debating the End of Yugoslavia (Ashgate, 2014).
  • “Yugoslavia in 1989 and after, in Nationalities Papers: The Journal of Nationalism and Ethnicity, vol.38, no. 1 (January 2010), pp.23-39
  • “Catholic Relief Services, USAID, and Authentic Partnership in Serbia” in Transacting Transition: The micropolitics of democracy assistance in the former Yugoslavia, Keith Brown, ed. (Kumarian Press, 2006), pp.167-188.

Grants Awarded

  • US Institute of Peace Solicited Grant Program
  • IREX Short-Term Travel Grants
  • Ithaca College Summer Faculty Research Grant
  • SSRC-MacArther Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship in Peace and Security in a Changing World
  • Title VIII Research Fellowship in Russian and East European Studies

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