Chip-Sept14photo credit: Dave DietzI’m a Professor of Politics at Ithaca College, with a focus on 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 2015:

Other courses:

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Articles and Chapters

  • “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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