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Jennifer Erickson

International Studies Program


Jennifer Erickson

Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Cornell University


Jennifer L. Erickson has a B.A. from St. Olaf College and a Ph.D. in Government from Cornell University. Her research interests sit at the intersection of international security and political economy and focus on international reputation, states’ commitment to international rules and norms, and the role of domestic politics in promoting compliance with those commitments. She is currently completing her book manuscript on the spread of arms export controls regulating small and major conventional arms transfers to human rights violators and conflict zones, as well as a series of papers on sanctions and arms embargoes. Erickson has conducted extensive fieldwork in the United States and Europe, where she was a research fellow at the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP) and the Wissenchaftszentrum (WZB) in Berlin. She has also been a Research Fellow at Dartmouth College in the War and Peace Studies Program at the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding.

In the 2010-11 academic year, Erickson is teaching courses on Globalization and National Security, the European Union in World Affairs, and the Introduction to International Studies.