Faculty Accomplishments

Erik Bleich has recently co-edited two journal special issues. The first was with Irene Bloemraad and Els de Graauw on Migrants, Minorities and the Media: Information, Representations and Participation in the Public Sphere, in the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies (vol. 41, issue 6, 2015). The second was with Charles Girard on the topic Punir la Haine, in the October 2015 issue of the journal Esprit. He also published two co-authored articles with Middlebury College students: “Media Portrayals of Minorities: Muslims in British Newspaper Headlines, 2001-2012”, with Hannah Stonebraker, Hasher Nisar and Rana Abdelhamid (Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 41, 6, 2015: 942-62); and “The Effect of Terrorist Events on Media Portrayals of Islam and Muslims: Evidence from New York Times Headlines, 1985-2013,” with Hasher Nisar and Rana Abdelhamid (Ethnic and Racial Studies, 39, 7, 2016: 1109-27).

Jeffrey Cason has published a book, The Political Economy of Integration: The Experience of Mercosur (Routledge, 2011).

Ophelia Eglene received two fellowships to pursue her research this past.  In the fall, she was a Visiting Scholar fellowship at the European Union Center of Excellence University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  In the spring, she was a Visiting Fellow at the Centre d’Etudes et de Recherches Internationales (CERI), Sciences Po in Paris.  Her project is titled Non-Compliance with EU Environmental Law: A Case Study of 15 Court Cases.Englene also has had her new book, Banking on Sterling: Britain’s Independence from the Euro Zone, published by Rowman & Littlefield (2010).

Bertram Johnson recently published a book, Political Giving: Making Sense of Individual Campaign Contributions (Boulder: First Forum Press 2013).  

Chris McGrory Klyza recently had a book chapter published: “Climate Change and the Management of National and State Owned Land in the United States,” 2011, in Climate Change, Environment, and Land Policies, edited by Gregory K. Ingram and Yu-Hung Hong, Cambridge, MA: Lincoln Land Institute. Klyza also recently had an article published (co-authored with David Sousa): “Beyond Gridlock: Green Drift in American Environmental Policymaking.”Political Science Quarterly 125 (Fall 2010): 443-463. 

Michael Kraus was elected the Vice-Chair of the Academic Council of the Prague-based Institute for the Study of the Totalitarian Regimes. The Institute, funded by the Czech Government to study, analyze and document Nazi and Communist crimes during 1938-1989, prepares publications, organizes exhibitions, seminars, professional conferences and public discussions. Kraus also received a 2012-2013 Fulbright Scholar grant in support of his research and teaching as a visiting professor at the Institute of Political Studies at The Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University (Prague, Czech Republic). His research and teaching focuses on the rise and fall of communist regimes and on the challenges of democratization.

Sarah Stroup has had two articles published in 2016.  Her review essay with Wendy Wong from the University of Toronto was published in Perspectives on Politics in the spring of 2016.  The title is  “The Agency and Authority of International NGOs.”  A second article, with George E. Mitchell of City College of New York, is titled “The Reputations of NGOs: Peer Evaluations of Effectiveness” and has been published in the Review of International Organizations (available online, forthcoming in print). 

Jessica Teets recently published two articles: “Is China’s New Overseas NGO Management Law Sounding the Death Knell for Civil Society? Maybe Not,” (with Carolyn Hsu) The Asia-Pacific Journal, February 2016; and “Policy Diffusion in China: Contracting Out Elder Care,” China: An International Journal, August 2016.  The first article addresses the consequences of the new law regulating international NGOs in China that many analysts argue will hinder the operation and autonomy of civil society.  The second article is part of Jessica’s new research project examining the process of subnational policy innovation in China.

Routledge has recently published Mark Williams' latest book on international relations and hemispheric affairs, titled Understanding US-Latin American Relations: Theory and History (New York: Routledge, 2011). Mark has also published a peer reviewed chapter in an edited volume: “The New Balancing Act: International Relations Theory and Venezuela’s Foreign Policy,” in Jonathan Eastwood and Thomas Ponniah, eds., The Revolution in Venezuela: Social and Political Change Under Chávez (Harvard University Press, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, 2011).