Amanda M. Murdie Amanda M. Murdie

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Greetings. In May of 2009, I received my Ph.D. from Emory University. I study International Relations, specializing in the behavior of international non-governmental organizations (INGOs) and their interactions with states, local populations, and intergovernmental organizations (IGOs). I am also interested in human rights, development, quantitative methodologies, formal modeling, and conflict more generally.

Research Statement

I have a strong interest in INGOs, human rights, and development, commonly thought of as non-traditional specialties in International Relations. I believe that the rigorous study of these specialties will contribute greatly to the mainstream literature, addresses questions previously unanswered within the discipline, and allows researchers to bridge the gap between academic fields.

Courses Taught

  • Human Rights
  • International Relations
  • Terrorism and Political Violence

Recent Representative Publications

Bell, Sam, K. Chad Clay, Amanda Murdie, and James Piazza. Forthcoming. “Opening Yourself Up: The Role of External and Internal Transparency in Terrorism Attacks.” Political Research Quarterly. Pages: TBA.

Barry, Colin, Sam Bell, K. Chad Clay, Michael Flynn, and Amanda Murdie.  Forthcoming.  “Choose the Best House in the Bad Neighborhood: Location Strategies of Human Rights INGOs in the Non-Western World."   International Studies Quarterly.  March 2015.

Murdie, Amanda. Help or Harm: The Human Security Effects of International NGOs.  Stanford University Press. Forthcoming in 2014.

Murdie, Amanda. Forthcoming. "Scrambling for Contract: The Determinants of Inter-INGO Cooperation in Non-Western Countries," Review of International Organizations. Pages: TBA.  

Murdie, Amanda and Dursun Peksen. 2014. “The Impact of Human Rights INGO Shaming on Humanitarian Interventions.” Journal of Politics. 76(1): 215 - 228. 

Murdie, Amanda and Craig Stapley.  Forthcoming.  "Why Target the 'Good Guys'?  The Determinants of Terrorism Against NGOs."  International Interactions.

Murdie, Amanda and Johannes Urpelainen.  Forthcoming. “Why Pick on Us? Environmental INGOs and State Shaming as a Strategic Substitute.” Political Studies. 

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