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Andrew Ross

Andrew Ross

Assistant Professor

Political Science
255 Bentley Annex

Andrew Ross is a broadly trained scholar of international relations, international law, and political theory. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, has taught at the Universities of Oregon and Puget Sound, and has been a post-doctoral fellow at the Mershon Center for International Security Studies at Ohio State University.

Dr. Ross’s book, Mixed Emotions: Beyond Fear and Hatred in International Conflict (hyperlink to (University of Chicago Press, 2014), examines emotions as powerful and creative forces in the politics of terrorism, ethnic conflict, and transitional justice. Approaching emotions as products of social interaction, the book investigates how on-the-ground events such as protests, speeches, and commemoration rituals evoke "circulations of affect" among co-participants. Drawing from neuroscience, the sociology of emotion, and cultural theory, Mixed Emotions makes an original contribution to key problems in IR theory—the changing location of collective agency, the volatile politics of identity, and the sources of justice and normative change.

Dr. Ross’s work has also been published in: European Journal of International Relations, Millennium: Journal of International Studies, and International Theory. (hyperlink to His current research moves into the field of global communications, addressing the psychosocial impact of new media technologies on global citizenship, public diplomacy, and humanitarian advocacy.

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