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Andrew Ross

Andrew Ross, portrait
Professor and Chair of Political Science and Honors Tutorial Director
Bentley Annex 261


Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, 2005

Research Areas

  • Global politics
  • IR Theory
  • Emotions and Politics
  • Politics of Humanitarianism

Courses Taught

  • POLS 1500: Themes in Global Politics
  • POLS 2500: International Relations
  • POLS 4550/5550: International Law
  • POLS 4560/5560: International Organization
  • POLS 4565/5565: International Human Rights
  • POLS 4650/5650: Global Media Politics
  • POLS 6500: Graduate Seminar in International Relations

Ohio University Affiliations

About Dr. Ross

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 (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, International Organization, International Theory, Millennium: Journal of International Studies, and Political Psychology. 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.

For more information, please visit Dr. Ross’s personal webpage.