Bentley Hall with Annex

Faculty & Staff Profile 

Andrew Ross 
Associate Professor

255 Bentley Annex

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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 is also affiliated with the Center for Law, Justice, and Culture at Ohio University. Andrew teaches courses in international law, international organization, and international human rights, as well as an introductory course in international relations.

Dr. Ross recently completed Mixed Emotions: Beyond Fear and Hatred in International Conflict, for the University of Chicago Press. The book looks at 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 also has published and/or forthcoming work in: European Journal of International RelationsMillennium: Journal of International Studies, and International Theory.

Future work will address the impact of digital technologies on public
engagement in humanitarianism and global governance.