Kathleen E. Powers
Curriculum Vitae
Updated 6th of September 2016.
Research Interests
International Conflict and Cooperation, Political Psychology, Foreign Policy, Identity Politics, Experimental Methodology, International Security, Public Opinion, Behavioral Decision-Making
Academic Appointments
University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Assistant Professor, Department of International Affairs, 2016
Dartmouth College, Hannover, NH
Post-doctoral Fellow in US Foreign Policy and International Security, Dickey Center forInternational Understanding, 2015-2016
Education
The Ohio State University, Ph.D., Political Science (2015)
Dissertation: "Beyond Identity: Social Relations for International Cooperation"
Committee: Richard K. Herrmann (Chair), Kathleen McGraw, Christopher Gelpi, William Minozzi
The Ohio State University, M.A., Political Science (2011)
Examinations: International Relations (major), Political Psychology (minor)
Arizona State University, B.S., Political Science and B.S., Psychology (2008)
Summa Cum Laude
Publications
Joshua D. Kertzer, Kathleen E. Powers, Brian C. Rathbun, and Ravi Iyer, "Moral Support: How Moral Values Shape Foreign Policy Preferences," Journal of Politics, 76(3), 825-840.
Working Papers and Projects
"Social Identity, Nationalism, and International Politics" (book manuscript in preparation)
"Foreign Policy Attitudes as Networks" with Joshua D. Kertzer (in preparation for submission)
"Nationalism and Foreign Policy: Does Internal Equality Reduce External Conflict?" (in preparation for submission)
"Killing at a Distance: A Construal Level Approach to the Psychology of Drone Operation" (under review)
"Moral Hazard: German Public Opinion on the Greek Debt Crisis" with Brian Rathbun and Therese Anders (under review)
"What's Fair in International Politics?" with Deborah J. Brooks, Stephen Brooks, and Joshua D. Kertzer (in progress)
"Free Trade Attitudes in the US and UK" with Jason Reifler and Thomas Scotto (two papers in progress)
Awards and Grants
2015-16 Postdoctoral Fellowship in US Foreign Policy and International Security, Dickey Center for International Understanding, Dartmouth College
2014 Graduate Student Travel Grant, Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Washington, D.C.
2014-15 Distinguished University Fellowship, The Ohio State University
2014 OSU Behavioral Decision-Making Initiative Grant, The Ohio State University $2,466
2014 Mershon Center for International Security Studies Graduate Student Research Grant, The Ohio State University, $4,073
2012 OSU Behavioral Decision-Making Initiative Grant, The Ohio State University $2,970, with Joshua D. Kertzer
2011 Behavioral Sciences Fellowship, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, The Ohio State University
2009-10 Distinguished University Fellowship, The Ohio State University
Arizona State University
2008 Phi Beta Kappa
2008 Junior Fellows Program, Department of Political Science, Arizona State University
2004-08 Dean's List, Arizona State University
2004-08 National Merit Scholarship, Arizona State University
Conferences and Presentations
"Social Identity in International Politics" (book manuscript proposal/selections)
Dickey Center for International Understanding book proposal workshop, Hanover, NH, February, 2016
Dartmouth College International Relations Seminar Series, Hanover, NH, April, 2016
"Moral Hazard: German Public Opinion on the Greek Debt Crisis" with Brian Rathbun and Therese Anders
International Studies Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, March 16-19, 2016
"Nationalism and Foreign Policy: Does Internal Equality Reduce External Conflict?"
International Studies Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, March 16-19, 2016
American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA September 3-6, 2015
Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, April 16-19, 2015
NYU-CESS Experimental Political Science Conference (poster accepted), New York, NY, March 6-7, 2015
International Studies Association Annual Convention, New Orleands, LA, February 18-21, 2015
State Preferences and International Conflict Conference (invited presentation), UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, January 15-17, 2015 26-29, 2014
"Killing at a Distance: A Construal Level Approach to the Psychology of Drone Operation"
American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA Sept 3-6, 2014
American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., August 28-31, 2014
International Studies Association Annual Convention, Toronto, ON, Canada, March 26-29, 2014
"How are Foreign Policy Attitudes Really Structured?" (with Joshua D. Kertzer)
Ohio State Behavioral Decision-making Inaugural Research Forum (invited presentation), April 15, 2014
American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, August 29-September 1, 2013
Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, April 11-14, 2013
NYU-CESS Experimental Political Science Conference (Poster accepted), New York, New York, March 1, 2013
Workshop in American Politics, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, November 2012
American Political Science Association Annual Meeting (Poster accepted), New Orleans LA, August 30-September 2, 2012
"Do Moral Values Shape Foreign Policy Preferences?" (with Joshua D. Kertzer and Brian Rathbun)
American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, August 29-September 1, 2013
Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, April 11-14, 2013
International Studies Association Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA, April 3-6, 2013
Teaching Experience
University of Georgia
INTL 3200: Introduction to International Relations (Autumn 2016; 2 sections)
INTL 8250: American Foreign Policy (Spring 2017; graduate seminar)
The Ohio State University
PS 1300: Introduction to Global Politics (Autumn 2012 online, Spring 2013, Summer 2013 online, Autumn 2013 online, Spring 2014 online, Summer 2014 online)
PS 2300/245: American Foreign Policy (Spring 2012, Summer 2012)
Teaching Assistant
PS 4315: Causes of War, Randall Schweller (2012)
IS 201: Introduction to Peace Studies, Ted Hopf (2012)
PS 544: Causes of War, Bear Braumoeller (3 recitation sections)
PS 550: Theories of International Relations, Randall Schweller (2011)
PS 545: Strategies of War and Peace, Richard K. Herrmann (2010)
Related Experience
Guest Instructor, "Social Identity Theory and International Relations," 3 sessions of INTS 15: Violence and Security, Dartmouth College (Spring 2016)
Facilitator, "GTA Teaching Orientation: Facilitating Class Discussions," University Center for the Advancement of Teaching, The Ohio State University (2014)
Facilitator, "GTA Teaching Orientation: Teaching in an Online Context," University Center for the Advancement of Teaching, The Ohio State University (2014)
Professional Service
Reviewer for Electoral Studies, European Journal of Political Research, Foreign Policy Analysis, International Theory, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Politics, Research & Politics, Security Studies
Panel Chair / Discussant
International Studies Association Annual Meeting: 2015 (D), 2016 (C)
Midwest Political Science Association Annual Meeting: 2015 (C/D)
American Political Science Association Annual Meeting: 2014 (D)
Panels Organized
American Political Science Association Annual Meeting: 2015
International Studies Association Annual Meeting: 2016, 2017
Panels Organized
ABD Representative for Political Science Graduate Council, The Ohio State University, 2012-2014
Co-coordinator, Research in International Politics Workshop, Department of Political Science, The Ohio State University, 2011-2012
Research Assistant
Valerie Hoekstra, Arizona State University (2008)
Stephen Goldinger, Arizona State University (2008)
Technical Skills
Methodological:
Experimental Design/Methods, Survey Design, OLS, MLE, Network Analysis
Computer:
R, Stata, SAS, SPSS, Qualtrics, LaTex
Languages:
Spanish (intermediate)
Professional Affiliations
American Political Science Association
International Studies Association
Midwest Political Science Association
International Society for Political Psychology
References
Richard K. Herrmann
Professor and Chair
Department of Political Science
The Ohio State University
2140 Derby Hall, 154 N. Oval Mall
Columbus, OH 43210
Email
Christopher F. Gelpi
Chair of Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution
Department of Political Science
The Ohio State University
2140 Derby Hall, 154 N. Oval Mall
Columbus, OH 43201
Email
Kathleen M. McGraw
Professor
Department of Political Science
The Ohio State University
2140 Derby Hall, 154 N. Oval Mall
Columbus, OH 43201
Email
William Minozzi
Associate Professor
Department of Political Science
The Ohio State University
2140 Derby Hall, 154 N. Oval Mall
Columbus, OH 43201
Email
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