I’m a Professor of Politics at Ithaca College, and a long-term visiting scholar at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies at Cornell University.  My focus is on international relations and comparative politics. My research is in the areas of ethnic conflict, political demobilization, democracy promotion, the politics of the former Yugoslavia and its successor states, and how images of a dangerous outside world are used as a domestic political resource.

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

Courses Taught

Spring 2021
Please note that Spring 2021 classes will be taught remotely and synchronously at the regularly scheduled times.  Each section of my Intro to IR class is limited to 20-25 students so classes will continue to be interactive. The Seminar is limited to 10 students

Fall 2021
I will be on leave the Fall 2021 semester.

Other courses:

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Articles and Chapters

  • “Dayton and right-wing nationalism in the West,” in Godišnjak za sociologiju (Annual Review of Sociology), Faculty of Philosophy, University of Niš (Serbia), no.23 (2019), pp.9-24.
  • “Democracy Promotion as Mission,” in Post-Conflict Studies: An Interdisciplinary Approach, pp.63-78.
  • “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), pp.55-66.
  • “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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