Chip Gagnon

Associate Professor, Department of Politics
Faculty, School of Humanities and Sciences

Specialty:International Relations/Comparative Politics
Phone:(607) 274-1103
E-mail:vgagnon@ithaca.edu
Office:324 Muller Center
Ithaca, NY 14850

Chip Gagnon is an Associate Professor of Politics.  He teaches courses in the areas of international relations and comparative politics.

His research interests include ethnic and nationalist conflict, the phenomenon of political demobilization, democracy promotion, and post-conflict societies. His current research projects include a focus on US democracy assistance in the post-war Balkans. A second project is looking at how images of a dangerous outside world are used as a domestic political resource.  He has also worked with anthropologist Stefan Senders on a multi-year project, "Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Post-Conflict Studies," based at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies at Cornell University, where he is a long-term Visiting Scholar.  His professional website can be reached at this link.

Education: BSFS, Georgetown University; MIA, MA , PhD, Columbia University.

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to International Relations
  • Ithaca Seminar: War, Peace, and Terrorism
  • Crossing Borders / Global Migrations
  • Pirates and Mercenaries: Sovereignty in the International System
  • Russian Politics
  • Whiteness and Multiculturalism
  • Seminar on Violent Ethnic Conflict
  • Seminar on Missionaries for Democracy

Select Recent Publications

  • Post-Conflict Studies: An interdisciplinary approach. Co-edited with Keith Brown (Routledge, 2014). Part of Routledge's series Studies in Peace and Conflict Resolution.
  • The Myth of Ethnic War: Serbia and Croatia in the 1990s (Cornell University Press, 2004), Winner of the American Political Science Association's Prize for the Best Book on European Politics and Society and co-winner of the Best First Book Award of the Council for European Studies.
  • "Democracy Promotion as Mission" in Post-Conflict Studies: An Interdisciplinary Approach.
  • Political Science and the Yugoslav Dissolution: The Evolution of a Discipline,” in Florian Bieber, Armina Galijaš and Rory Archer, eds. Debating the End of Yugoslavia (Ashgate, in press, 2014).
  • “Yugoslavia in 1989 and after, in Nationalities Papers: The Journal of Nationalism and Ethnicity, vol.38, no. 1 (January 2010), pp.23-39
  • “Catholic Relief Services, USAID, and Authentic Partnership in Serbia” in Transacting Transition: The micropolitics of democracy assistance in the former Yugoslavia, Keith Brown, ed. (Kumarian Press, 2006), pp.167-188.

Grants Awarded

  • US Institute of Peace Solicited Grant Program
  • IREX Short-Term Travel Grants
  • Ithaca College Summer Faculty Research Grant
  • SSRC-MacArther Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship in Peace and Security in a Changing World
  • Title VIII Research Fellowship in Russian and East European Studies

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