Amanda M. Murdie Amanda M. Murdie

Field: International Relations
Office: 107 Professional Building
Phone: 573-882-2786
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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

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

Asal, Victor, Matthew Krain, Amanda Murdie, and Brandon Kennedy. Accepted. “Killing the Messenger: Regime Type as a Determinant of Journalist Killing, 1992-2008.” Foreign Policy Analysis. Pages: TBA.

Murdie, Amanda and Dursun Peksen. Forthcoming. “Women and Contentious Politics: A Global Event-Data Approach to Understanding Women’s Protest.”Political Research Quarterly. Pages: TBA.

Murdie, Amanda and Dursun Peksen. Forthcoming. “Women's Rights INGO Shaming and the Government Respect for Women's Rights.” Review of International Organizations. Pages: TBA.

Murdie, Amanda and Stephen Quackenbush. Forthcoming. “We Always Fight the Last War? The Effect of Prior Experiences in Counterinsurgency and Conventional Warfare on War Outcomes.” International Interactions. Pages: TBA.

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