Michael Tomz
Stanford University, Department of Political Science
Encina Hall West, Stanford, CA 94305-6044
Phone: 650-725-4031, Email: tomz@stanford.edu
Website: http://www.stanford.edu/~tomz

 

Education

Harvard University: Ph.D. in Political Science, November 2001
Oxford University: M.Phil. in Politics, July 1994. Marshall Scholar
Georgetown University: B.S., summa cum laude, in International Relations, May 1992

 

Current Positions

Stanford University, Stanford, California

 

Professor, Department of Political Science, 2010–present

Senior Fellow, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, 2009–present

Senior Fellow, Stanford Center for International Development, 2009–present

 

Director, Program in International Relations, 2012–present

Director, Political Science Undergraduate Research Program, 2002–present

Director, International Relations Undergraduate Research Program, 2012–present

Co-Director, Stanford Laboratory for the Study of American Values, 2012–present

 

Faculty Affiliate, Center for Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law

Faculty Affiliate, Center for International Security and Cooperation

Faculty Affiliate, Institute for Research in the Social Sciences

Faculty Affiliate, Woods Institute for the Environment

 

Previous Positions

Stanford University, Stanford, California

 

Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, 2008–2010
Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, 2001–2008
Assistant Professor (Subject to Ph.D.), Department of Political Science, 2000–2001

Faculty Fellow, Institute for Research in the Social Sciences, 2011–2012

Victoria Schuck Faculty Scholar Chair in Political Science, 2006–2009

Director, Research Honors Track in Political Science, 2012–2013

 

 

Hoover Institution, Stanford University, Stanford, California

 

W. Glenn Campbell and Rita Ricardo-Campbell National Fellowship, Summers 2010–2012

 


Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, California

 

Fellow in Residence, 2006–2007

 

Research Interests

International Relations, Political Economy, Public Opinion, Elections, Methodology

 

Books

Reputation and International Cooperation: Sovereign Debt across Three Centuries. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2007. The book is available from Princeton University Press, Amazon.comDescription: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=michtomz-20&l=as2&o=1&a=0691134693, and Barnes & Noble.

Modern Political Economy and Latin America: Theory and Policy. Editor (with Jeffry Frieden and Manuel Pastor). Boulder: Westview Press, 2000. The book is available from Amazon.comDescription: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=michtomz-20&l=as2&o=1&a=0813324181 and Barnes & Noble.

 

Articles and Chapters

Conditional Cooperation and Climate Change (with Dustin Tingley). Comparative Political Studies 47, no. 3 (March 2014), forthcoming.

 

Public Opinion and the Democratic Peace (with Jessica Weeks). American Political Science Review 107, no. 4 (November 2013): 849–865.

 

Empirical Research on Sovereign Debt and Default (with Mark Wright). Annual Review of Economics 5 (May 2013): 247–272.

International Finance. In Handbook of International Relations, 2nd ed., eds. Walter Carlsnaes, Thomas Risse, and Beth Simmmons, pp. 692–719. New York: Sage, 2012.

Sovereign Theft: Theory and Evidence about Sovereign Default and Expropriation (with Mark Wright). In The Natural Resources Trap: Private Investment without Public Commitment, eds. William Hogan and Federico Sturzenegger, pp. 69–110. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2010.

The Electoral Implications of Candidate Ambiguity (with Robert Van Houweling). American Political Science Review 103, no. 1 (February 2009): 83–98.

The Foundations of Domestic Audience Costs: Attitudes, Expectations, and Institutions. In Kitai, Seido, Gurobaru-shakai (Expectations, Institutions, and Global Society), eds. Masaru Kohno and Aiji Tanaka, pp. 85–97. Tokyo: Keiso-Shobo, 2009. The final version in Japanese is here.

Candidate Positioning and Voter Choice (with Robert Van Houweling). American Political Science Review 102, no. 3 (August 2008): 303–318.

Domestic Audience Costs in International Relations: An Experimental Approach. International Organization 61, no. 4 (Fall 2007): 821–840.

Do We Really Know That the WTO Increases Trade? Comment (with Judith Goldstein and Douglas Rivers). American Economic Review 97, no. 5 (December 2007): 2005–2018.

Institutions in International Relations: Understanding the Effects of the GATT and the WTO on World Trade (with Judith Goldstein and Douglas Rivers). International Organization 61, no. 1 (Winter 2007): 37–67.

Do Countries Default in Bad Times? (with Mark Wright). Journal of the European Economic Association 5, no. 2–3 (May 2007): 352–360.

How Does Voting Equipment Affect the Racial Gap in Voided Ballots? (with Robert Van Houweling). American Journal of Political Science 47, no. 1 (January 2003): 46–60.

Relogit: Rare Events Logistic Regression (with Gary King and Langche Zeng). Journal of Statistical Software 8, no. 2 (2003). Abstract published in Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics 12, no. 1 (2003): 246–247.

Clarify: Software for Interpreting and Presenting Statistical Results (with Jason Wittenberg and Gary King). Journal of Statistical Software 8, no. 1 (2003). Abstract published in Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics 12, no. 1 (2003): 245–246.

An Easy and Accurate Regression Model for Multiparty Electoral Data (with Joshua Tucker and Jason Wittenberg). Political Analysis 10, no. 1 (Winter 2002): 66–83.

Making the Most of Statistical Analyses: Improving Interpretation and Presentation (with Gary King and Jason Wittenberg). American Journal of Political Science 44, no. 2 (April 2000): 347–361.

Electoral Surprise and the Midterm Loss in U.S. Congressional Elections (with Kenneth Scheve). British Journal of Political Science 29, no. 3 (July 1999): 507–521.

The Long-Run Advantages of Centralization for Collective Action (with Edward Schwartz). American Political Science Review 92, no. 3 (September 1997): 685–693.

 

Current Projects and Working Papers

Books in Progress:

 

Political Repositioning (with Robert Van Houweling). Under advance contract, Princeton University Press.

 

 

Working Papers (available online):

 

Political Pledges as Credible Commitments (with Robert Van Houweling), March 2012

Candidate Repositioning (with Robert Van Houweling), October 2012

Human Rights, Democracy, and International Conflict (with Jessica Weeks), August 2013

How Does the U.N. Security Council Influence Public Opinion (with Dustin Tingley), November 2012

Industry, Self-Interest and Individual Preferences over Trade Policy (with Sungmin Rho), December 2012

The Effect of International Law on Preferences and Beliefs, February 2008

Brand Names and the Organization of Mass Belief Systems (with Paul Sniderman)

Interests, Information, and the Domestic Politics of International Agreements

Democratic Default: Domestic Audiences and Compliance with International Agreements

 

 

Papers in Process:

“Political Inconsistency and Scientific Uncertainty” (with Dustin Tingley)

“Reputation Spillovers in International Relations”

“Contingent Contracts in International Relations” (with Rachel Brewster)

“Formality and Compliance in Commercial and International Relations” (with Gillian Hadfield)

“Partisan Bias in American Elections” (with Robert Van Houweling)

“Projection and Persuasion” (with Robert Van Houweling)

 

 

New Databases:

“U.S. Presidential Debates since World War II.” Contains transcripts of nearly all primary and general-election debates in U.S. presidential elections since 1948. The transcripts, gathered from archives across the United States, allow analysis of position-taking on foreign and domestic issues.

 

“A Century of Expropriation.” Describes cases of expropriation of foreign direct investment since 1900. The data allow new research into the causes and effects of expropriation, including reputation spillovers from FDI expropriation to other areas of international relations. As of January 2012, the database contains all known twentieth-century cases of expropriation of U.S. firms.

 

“Commerce and the Law before World War II.” Contains data on commercial treaties and bilateral trade in the pre-GATT era. As of January 2012, the database includes MFN agreements, direction of trade, and national accounts for the years 1920–40.

 

MIDipedia: An Expanded Database of Militarized Interstate Disputes” (with Jessica Weeks). Provides narratives, new variables, and complete documentation for the Militarized Interstate Dispute Database. As of January 2012, our research group has documented more than 1,200 disputes in the post-WWII era. Data are stored in an internet wiki that facilitates collaboration to improve the database.

 

Software

Treatment: Software for Public Opinion Surveys with Embedded Experiments (with Nico Benitez), © 2009. Latest Version Beta 1.11, January 2009. Creates multimedia surveys with embedded experiments, delivers surveys over the internet, and generates datasets and codebooks for analysis.

Clarify: Software for Interpreting and Presenting Statistical Results (with Jason Wittenberg and Gary King), © 1998–2003. Latest Version 2.1, released January 5, 2003. Uses stochastic simulation to interpret statistical results of non-linear models. Clarify won the 1999 APSA Award for the Best Research Software in Political Science.

ReLogit: Rare Events Logistic Regression (with Gary King and Langche Zeng), © 1999–2003. Latest Version 2.0, released January 22, 2003. Performs logistic regression when the sample is unbalanced or has been selected by a rule correlated with the dependent variable.

 

Awards and Research Grants

Research Awards

International Studies Association, Karl Deutsch Award (presented annually to a scholar under age 40, or within ten years of defending his or her dissertation, who is judged to have made, through a body of publications, the most significant contribution to the study of international relations and peace research), 2011

American Political Science Association, Best Paper Award (for the best paper on Elections, Public Opinion, and Voting Behavior), 2011

American Political Science Association, Experimental Research Best Paper Award (for the best paper featuring experimental analyses), 2011

American Political Science Association, Jack L. Walker, Jr. Outstanding Article Award (for making an outstanding contribution to research and scholarship on political organizations and parties), 2009

American Political Science Association, Giovanni Sartori Award (for the best book developing or applying qualitative methods), 2008

American Political Science Association, Okidata Best Research Software Award, 1999

 

 

Residential and Non-Residential Fellowships

Institute for Research in the Social Sciences, Stanford University, Faculty Fellow, 2011–2012

Hoover Institution, W. Glenn Campbell and Rita Ricardo-Campbell National Fellowship, 2010–2012

Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Fellow, 2006–2007

Howard Foundation, George A. and Eliza Gardner Howard Fellowship, 2006–2007

Stanford University, Victoria Schuck Faculty Scholar Chair in Political Science, 2006–2009

 

 

External Research Grants

National Science Foundation, Research Grant, “The Democratic Peace: An Experimental Approach” (with Jessica Weeks), 2013–2015, pending

National Science Foundation, Research Grant, “Candidate Ambiguity and Voter Choice” (with Robert Van Houweling), 2009–2011

National Science Foundation, Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, “Credible Commitments in International Relations,” 2006–2012

National Science Foundation, Research Grant, “Studies of Spatial Reasoning in Political Choice” (with Paul Sniderman and Robert Van Houweling), 2006–2008

National Science Foundation: Time-Sharing Experiments for the Social Sciences (TESS), Research Grant, “Audience Costs in International Crises,” 2003

National Science Foundation: Time-Sharing Experiments for the Social Sciences (TESS), Research Grant, “Political Choice Spaces and Political Choices” (with Paul Sniderman), 2003

 

 

Stanford University Research Grants

 

Center for International Security and Cooperation, 2012

Center for Latin American Studies, 2002, 2003
Institute for International Studies, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2012
Institute for Research in the Social Sciences, 2006–2007
Office of Technology Licensing, 2001–2004
Social Science History Institute, 2001, 2003
Stanford Institute for the Quantitative Study of Society, 2001

UPS Endowment Grant, 2010–2011

Woods Institute Environmental Venture Grant, 2012–2014

 

 

Doctoral Fellowships

 

MacArthur Foundation, MacArthur Fellowship in Transnational Security, 1999–2000

Harvard Merit Fellowship (awarded to the top ten Ph.D. students in any field at Harvard), 1997–1998

Social Science Research Council, International Dissertation Field Research Fellowship, 1998–1999
Institute for the Study of World Politics, Dissertation Fellowship, 1998–1999
Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship, 1997–1998
National Science Foundation, Graduate Research Fellowship, 1994–1997

 

 

Marshall Scholarship (to study for a master’s degree at Oxford University), 1992–1994

 

 

Undergraduate Awards, Georgetown University

 

Scholar’s Medal for Highest Achievement in the School of Foreign Service, 1992
Nevils Medal for Highest Scholarship in U.S. Diplomatic History, 1992
Walsh Medal for Highest Scholarship in International Politics, 1992
Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, 1991
Omicron Delta Epsilon Honor Society, 1991
Alpha Sigma Nu Honor Society, 1991

National Champion in Extemporaneous Speaking, Runner-up in Team Debate, 1988

 

Visiting Positions

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, Visiting Scholar, July 2006

International Monetary Fund, Research Department, Visiting Scholar, April 2004

 

Conference Presentations and Invited Talks

American Political Science Association Conference, August 2013

Midwest Political Science Association Conference, April 2013

University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, March 2013

Waseda University, Tokyo, Graduate School of Economics, January 2013

Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, “Politics of the Changing World Economy,” January 2013

University of Virginia, Department of Politics, November 2012

International Political Economy Conference, University of Virginia, November 2012

BYU/Princeton, “Field Experiments in International Relations” Conference, September 2012

American Political Science Association Conference, September 2012

Stanford University, Summer Institute in Political Psychology, July 2012

Yale University, “Tools of International Pressure” Conference, June 2012

Yale University, Leitner Program in International and Comparative Political Economy, April 2012

Yale University, Department of Political Science, April 2012

Midwest Political Science Association Conference, April 2012

International Studies Association Conference, April 2012

Harvard University, “Causal Mediation Analysis” Conference, March 2012

UCLA, Department of Political Science, February 2012

UC San Diego, School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, February 2012

Stanford University, Center for International Security and Cooperation, January 2012

University of Michigan, Department of Political Science, January 2012

Tel Aviv University, “Causes and Consequences of Democracy” Conference, December 2011

Princeton University, “Research Frontiers in Environmental Politics” Conference, December 2011

American Political Science Association Conference, September 2011

European Consortium for Political Research Conference, Reykjavik, August 2011

Midwest Political Science Association Conference, April 2011

University of California at Merced, Department of Political Science, February 2011

Princeton University, New Methodologies and Applications Conference, February 2011

Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, Globalization Conference, January 2011

UC San Diego, Laboratory on International Law and Regulation, December 2010

University of Heidelberg, “Politics in Times of Crisis” Conference, December 2010

Harvard University, International Political Economy Society Conference, November 2010

Cornell University, Political Economy Seminar, November 2010

NYU Law School, “Human Rights Treaty Ratification” Conference, October 2010

American Political Science Association Conference, September 2010

International Society of Political Psychology Conference, San Francisco, July 2010

UCLA, “West Coast Experimental Political Science Conference,” May 2010

Midwest Political Science Association Conference, April 2010

Vanderbilt University, Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions, April 2010

University of Pittsburgh, “IPE and Natural Resources,” March 2010

Northwestern University, Center for International and Comparative Studies, March 2010

New York University, Experimental Political Science Conference, February 2010

California Institute of Technology, Political Economy Seminar, December 2009

Stanford University, “Power in the Contemporary World,” December 2009

American Political Science Association Conference, September 2009

Toronto, “Politics of International Cooperation” Book Conference, September 2009

Stanford University, Summer Institute in Political Psychology, July 2009

UC San Diego, “West Coast Experimental Political Science Conference,” May 2009

University of California at Berkeley, “Reputation in International Relations” Conference, April 2009
Midwest Political Science Association Conference, April 2009
Waseda University, Tokyo, Graduate School of Economics, January 2009
Doshisha University, Kyoto, January 2009
University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, October 2008
American Political Science Association Conference, September 2008
Stanford University, Summer Institute in Political Psychology, July 2008
University of Oregon, Department of Political Science, May 2008
Princeton University, “Domestic Preferences and Foreign Economic Policy” Conference, April 2008
Midwest Political Science Association Conference, April 2008
International Studies Association Conference, March 2008
Princeton University, Department of Politics, March 2008
University of Pennsylvania, Browne Center for International Affairs, March 2008
Harvard University, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, March 2008
Stanford University, Research Workshop in American Politics, February 2008
Princeton University, “Reputations and International Agreements” Conference, February 2008
University of California at San Diego, Project on International Affairs, February 2008
Ohio State University, Mershon Center for International Security Studies, February 2008
Yale University, Department of Political Science, January 2008
UCLA, Department of Political Science, January 2008
University of Chicago, Department of Political Science, December 2007
University of Minnesota, Department of Political Science, December 2007
University of Rochester, Department of Political Science, November 2007
University of California at Berkeley, Department of Political Science, November 2007
University of Notre Dame, Department of Political Science, November 2007
University of Chicago, Harris School of Public Policy, November 2007
Stanford University, International Political Economy Society Conference, November 2007
Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service, October 2007
Duke University, Department of Political Science, October 2007
University of Michigan, Ford School of Public Policy, October 2007
American Political Science Association Conference, September 2007
Stanford University, Methods of Analysis Program in the Social Sciences, May 2007
Columbia University, Political Economy Seminar, May 2007
University of Rochester, Department of Political Science, April 2007
Midwest Political Science Association Conference, April 2007
University of Minnesota, Political Economy Colloquium, March 2007
Rice University, Department of Political Science, February 2007
University of California at Berkeley, Haas Institutional Analysis Seminar, January 2007
Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, January 2007
Stanford Law School, International Law Workshop, December 2006
Princeton University, Department of Politics, November 2006
Princeton University, International Political Economy Society Conference, November 2006
UCLA, “States and Capital Markets in Comparative Historical Perspective” Conference, October 2006
Yale University, Leitner Political Economy Workshop, September 2006
American Political Science Association Conference, September 2006
New York University, Department of Politics, April 2006
Princeton University, “Rationality and Reputation in International Relations” Conference, April 2006
Stanford University, “Trade Liberalization and its Consequences” Conference, April 2006
Midwest Political Science Association Conference, April 2006
International Studies Association Conference, March 2006
University of Michigan, Political Economy of International Finance Conf. (participant), October 2005
Duke University, Global Governance and Democracy Seminar, September 2005
American Political Science Association Conference, September 2005
Stanford University, Summer Institute in Political Psychology, July 2005
University of Pennsylvania, “Time Sharing Experiments for Social Sciences” Conference, June 2005
Columbia University, International Politics Seminar, May 2005
Midwest Political Science Association Conference, April 2005
International Studies Association Conference, March 2005
Stanford University, SCID Latin America Conference, November 2004
International Society for New Institutional Economics Conference (Tucson), October 2004
American Political Science Association Conference, September 2004
University of Chicago, Program on International Politics, Economics, and Security, May 2004
Midwest Political Science Association Conference, April 2004
University of Southern California, “Compliance in International Law” Conference, April 2004
International Monetary Fund, Research Department, April 2004
University of California at San Diego, Department of Political Science, March 2004
University of California at San Diego, Political Economy of International Finance Conf., March 2004
Harvard University, “Politics of Globalization” Conference, October 2003
American Political Science Association Conference, September 2003
Stanford University, “Argentina at a Crossroads” Conference, May 2003
Midwest Political Science Association Conference, April 2003
Claremont Graduate University, “Global Political Economy Data” (participant), April 2003
World Affairs Council, Palo Alto, January 2003
American Economic Association Conference, January 2003
Political Economy of International Finance Conference, Georgetown (participant), October 2002
American Political Science Association Conference, September 2002

 

Teaching Awards

Allan V. Cox Medal for Faculty Excellence Fostering Undergraduate Research, Stanford University, 2005. This is a university-wide award, given to one professor at Stanford each year. For more information click here.

Keynote Speaker, Summer Honors College, Stanford University, 2005. For a copy of my keynote address, click here.

Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching, School of Humanities & Sciences, Stanford University, 2003

Grants from Stanford University (Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education) to support the Political Science Program for Undergraduate Research, 2002–2013

Grants from Stanford University (Program in Ethics and Society, and Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education) for curricular development of “Introduction to International Relations,” 2001, 2002

Derek Bok Certificate for Excellence in Teaching, Harvard University, 1997

 

Teaching Interests

International Relations: IR theory; international political economy

Political Economy: the politics of economic development; electoral politics; spatial models of voting

Methodology: research design; experimental methods; survey research; econometrics and data analysis

 

Teaching Experience

Undergraduate Courses

 

Introduction to International Relations, Stanford University
The Politics of Economic Development, Stanford University

Honors Seminar for Thesis Writers, Stanford University
Honors Thesis Advisor, Stanford University
Directed readings on International Law, Stanford University

Directed readings on International Trade, Stanford University

Directed readings on Political Campaigns, Stanford University

 

Graduate Courses

 

International Relations Theory, Stanford University
Theoretical Issues in International Political Economy, Stanford University

Laboratory for the Study of American Values, Stanford University
Research Workshop in International Relations, Stanford University
Directed readings on Spatial Models of Voting, Stanford University


Other Teaching

 

Interpreting and Presenting Statistical Results, APSA Annual Meeting Short Course, 1999
Introduction to Quantitative Political Methodology (Teaching Fellow), Harvard University, 1997
The Cuban Revolution: A Self-Debate (Teaching Fellow), Harvard University, 1997
Tutor in Government, Leverett House, Harvard University, 1996–2000
Debate Instructor, Berkeley, Stanford, University of Kentucky, and University of Texas, summers 1989–1992


Ph.D. Students (with degree year and initial job placements)

 

Daniel Abbasi (Ph.D. 2011), MissionPoint Capital Partners

Sarah Anzia (Ph.D. 2012), U.C. Berkeley, Goldman School of Public Policy

Tabitha Bonilla (ABD)

Matthew Carnes (Ph.D. 2008), Georgetown University

Catherine Duggan (Ph.D. 2007), Harvard Business School
Ebru Erdem (Ph.D. 2006), University of California, Riverside

Eugenia Guilmartin (Ph.D. 2002), United States Military Academy

Xiaojun Li (ABD), University of British Columbia
Moonhawk Kim (Ph.D. 2005), University of Colorado Boulder

Ruth Kricheli (Ph.D. 2012), Facebook, Inc.
Solomon Major (Ph.D. 2005), Naval Postgraduate School
Nikolay Marinov (Ph.D. 2003), Yale University
André de Mello e Souza (Ph.D. 2005), Pontifíca Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro

Lauren Prather (ABD)

Margaret Peters (Ph.D. 2012), University of Wisconsin
Netithorn Praditsarn (Ph.D. 2005), Thailand Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Tonya Putnam (Ph.D. 2005), Columbia University

Sungmin Rho (ABD)

Amanda Robinson (ABD), Ohio State University
Todd Sechser (Ph.D. 2007), University of Virginia

Rachel Stein (Ph.D. 2012), George Washington University
Nikki Velasco (Ph.D. 2011), Lee University
Jessica Weeks (Ph.D. 2009), Cornell University

Rachel Wu (ABD)

 

Conferences Organized

West Coast Experiments Conference, Stanford University, May 10, 2013. Sponsored by Institute for Research in the Social Sciences at Stanford, the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, and the Stanford Department of Political Science. Co-organizer with Kevin Esterling.

The Causes and Consequences of Democracy: Regional and Global Perspectives. Tel Aviv University, December 13–14, 2011. Co-organizer with Nachum Braverman, Charles Kupchan, Uzi Rabi, and Asher Susser.

New Methodologies and Their Applications in Comparative Politics and International Relations. Princeton University, February 4–5, 2011. Co-organizer with Kosuke Imai and Evan Lieberman.

Sovereign Debt and Latin America: Theoretical and Comparative Perspectives. A Conference of the Social Science History Institute. Stanford University, February 28–March 1, 2003.

Frontiers in Latin American Political Economy. A Conference of the Social Science History Institute. Stanford University, January 18–19, 2002. Co-organizer with Alberto Diaz Cayeros, Steve Haber, Beatriz Magaloni, Barry Weingast.

 

University Service

Stanford Department of Political Science

 

Founder and Director, Political Science Undergraduate Research Program, 2002–present

Director, Research Honors Track in Political Science, 2012–2013
Faculty Search Committee, 2001–2002, 2007–2008, 2008–2009 (chair), 2009–2010, 2010–2011
Plans and Policies Committee, 2008–2009, 2009–2010, 2012–2013
Graduate Admissions Committee, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2006

Graduate TA Training Course, 2007, 2009

Curriculum Committee, 2010–2011, 2012–2013 (chair)

Research Track Honors Program Implementation Committee, 2011–2012

Field Convener, International Relations Subfield, 2002–2003
Department Representative, Conference on Training for Teaching Assistants, 2001

Presenter, Undergraduate Student Recruitment Weekend, 2011, 2012
Office Allocation Committee, 2001–2002


Stanford University

 

Director, Program in International Relations, 2012–2015

Co-Director, Stanford Laboratory for the Study of American Values, 2012–2015

Thinking Matters (Freshman Year Requirements) Governance Board, 2012–2015

C-LIB Committee on Libraries, 2010–present

C-LIB Subcommittee on the Future of Stanford’s Libraries, 2009–2012

Faculty Advisory Board for Introductory Seminars, 2009–2011

SUES (Study of Undergraduate Education) Beyond the Freshman Year Committee, 2010–2011

C-ACIS Committee on Academic Computing and Information Systems, 2007–2010
New Student Orientation, Video Introduction to the Social Sciences, 2010

New Student Orientation, Choosing Courses in the Social Sciences, 2009, 2010, 2011
Research Experience Program Steering Committee/Advisory Board, 2006–present
Institute for Research in the Social Sciences Junior Faculty Advisory Board, 2006–2008

International Documents Librarian Search Committee, Stanford Libraries, 2005–2006

Grant Evaluator, Institute for International Studies, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2012

Grant Evaluator, Office of Technology Assessment, 2003
Grant Evaluator, Undergraduate Research Office, 2002, 2006

Award Committee, Introductory Seminars Award for Excellence, 2009

Research Selection Committee, Woods Institute Environmental Venture Projects, 2012–2015
Admissions Committee, International Policy Studies Graduate Program, 2001–2002
Executive Committee, International Relations and International Policy Studies, 2001–present
Outside Chair, Ph.D. exam committees in Business, Economics, History, Math, 2001–present

Academic advisor for MA program in Latin American Studies, 2013–present
Academic advisor for more than 200 Stanford undergraduates, 2001–present

 

Professional Activities

Reviewer: American Journal of Political Science, American Political Science Review, Economics & Politics, Economics Letters, Electoral Studies, European Journal of Political Research, International Interactions, International Organization, International Studies Quarterly, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of International Economics, Journal of Politics, Perspectives on Politics, Political Analysis, Political Psychology, Political Research Quarterly, Public Opinion Quarterly, Quarterly Journal of Political Science, Review of International Economics, Social Science Quarterly, World Politics, World Trade Review, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order, National Science Foundation (Political Science and Economics), Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, Princeton University Press, Routledge Press, Time Sharing Experiments for the Social Sciences (TESS)

Editorial Board Member, American Journal of Political Science, 2010–2011; International Organization, 2009–2011; International Interactions, 2009–2011; International Studies Quarterly, 2009–2011, World Politics 2009–2012


Associate Principal Investigator, Time Sharing Experiments for the Social Sciences, 2009–2011

Award Committees: Robert O. Keohane Award for the best research article in International Organization by an untenured scholar, 2009; Alexander L. George Article Award for the best article employing qualitative methods, Section on Qualitative and Multi-Method Research, APSA, 2010; Jack L. Walker Outstanding Article Award for the best article about political organizations and parties, Section on Political Organizations and Parties, APSA, 2010; Mancur Olson Award for the best dissertation in political economy, Section on Political Economy, APSA, 2010

Leadership Committees: Committee member, American Political Science Association Committee on International Political Science, 2010–2013; Council Member, American Political Science Association Section on Experimental Research in Political Science, 2010–2011

National Science Foundation, Political Science Advisory Panel, 2012–present

National Science Board, Task Force on Unsolicited Mid-Scale Research, Meeting Participant, 2011

Annual Meeting Section Head, International Relations and Domestic Politics Division, Midwest Political Science Association, 2008–2009

Member: American Political Science Association, Midwest Political Science Association, International Studies Association, American Economic Association


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