Prof. Erin K. Jenne

Erin K. Jenne is professor of International Relations at Central European University, where she teaches MA and PhD courses on multi-method research (MMR); ethnic conflict management; foreign policy analysis; U.S. politics and foreign policy; international security; and nationalism and populism.

Jenne received her PhD in political science from Stanford University with concentrations in comparative politics, international relations, and organizational theory. She has received numerous grants and fellowships, including a MacArthur fellowship at Stanford University, a Center for Science and International Affairs (BCSIA) fellowship at Harvard University, a Carnegie Corporation scholarship, a Fernand Braudel fellowship at European University Institute (EUI) in Florence, and a MINERVA Initiative grant on Chinese soft power from the US Department of Defense.

She recently published her second book, Nested Security: Lessons in Conflict Management from the League of Nations and the European Union (Cornell University Press, 2015); her first book, Ethnic Bargaining: The Paradox of Minority Empowerment (Cornell University Press, 2007) is the winner of Mershon Center’s Edgar S. Furniss Book Award in 2007 and was named a Choice Outstanding Academic Title by Choice Magazine. The book is based on her dissertation, which won the Seymour Martin Lipset Award for Best Comparativist Dissertation.

She has published numerous book chapters and journal articles in International Affairs, International Studies Quarterly, Security Studies, Regional and Federal Studies, Journal of Peace Research, Civil Wars, Studies in Comparative International Development, Comparative European Politics, Nations and Nationalism, Ethnopolitics, International Studies Review, Journal of Democracy, Research and Politics, PS: Political Science and Politics, Research and Politics, Nationalities Papers, and Europe-Asia Studies.

She currently sits on the editorial boards of Journal of Conflict Resolution, Ethnopolitics, Foreign Policy Analysis, International Studies Review, serving in several capacities on the Emigration, Ethnicity, Nationalism and Migration Section of the International Studies Association and the Comparative Politics Section of the American Political Science Association.

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