Chip Gagnon is a 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 is located at chipgagnon.com.
Education: BSFS, Georgetown University; MIA, MA , PhD, Columbia University.
- Fall 2020
Please note that Fall 2020 classes will be taught remotely and synchronously at the regularly scheduled times. Each section is limited to 20-25 students so classes will continue to be interactive.
- Other semesters:
- Ithaca Seminar: War, Peace, and Terrorism
- Russian Politics
- Whiteness and Multiculturalism
- Seminar on Missionaries for Democracy
- Post-Conflict Studies: An interdisciplinary approach. Co-edited with Keith Brown (Routledge, 2014). Part of Routledge's series Studies in Peace and Conflict Resolution.
- "Democracy Promotion as Mission" in Post-Conflict Studies: An Interdisciplinary Approach.
- “Dayton and right-wing nationalism in the West,” in Godišnjak za sociologiju (Annual Review of Sociology), Faculty of Philosophy, University of Niš (Serbia), no.23 (2019).
- 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, 2014).
- 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.
- 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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