Ryan M. Powers
Assistant Professor of International Affairs in the School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Georgia
I am an assistant professor in the Department International Affairs at University of Georgia's School of Public and International Affairs. I received my Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 2017.
Prior to starting at University of Georgia, I was a Post-doctoral Associate with the Leitner Program in International and Comparative Political Economy at the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale University.
I specialize in international relations and comparative politics. My research interests include public opinion on trade and other aspects of globalization, international trade agreements, foreign aid, and international organizations.
My research is published in International Organization, Security Studies, and World Development. I have also published a number of pieces in Foreign Policy and on the The Monkey Cage.
I have received outside support for my research from the National Science Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, and the MacArthur Foundation.
I am affiliated with the Global Research Institute at the College of William & Mary as a Principal Investigator on the Teaching, Research and International Policy (TRIP) Project.
- “Is International Relations a Global Discipline? Hegemony, Insularity, and Diversity in the Field. 2018. Security Studies, 27(3): 448-484 (with Daniel Maliniak, Susan Peterson, and Michael J. Tierney).
- “The Gender Citation Gap in International Relations.” 2013. International Organization, 67(4): 889-922 (with Daniel Maliniak and Barbra F. Walter). Media coverage: The Economist, Inside Higher Ed, Chronicle of Higher Education, and The Monkey Cage.
- “More Dollars than Sense: Refining Our Knowledge of Development Finance Using AidData.” 2011. World Development, 39:1891–1906 (with Michael J. Tierney, Daniel L. Nielson, Darren G. Hawkins, J. Timmons Roberts, Michael G. Findley, Bradley Parks, Sven E. Wilson, and Rob Hicks).
- The Theory–Practice Divide in International Relations (co-edited with Daniel Maliniak, Susan Peterson, and Michael J. Tierney), under review.
- Contributors: Paul Avey, Dmitri Demekas, Mike Desch, Scott Edwards, Peter Feaver, Mike Findley, Jessica Green, Thomas Hale, John R. Harvey, Sarah Kreps, Marc Levy, Ed Mansfield, Sarah Mendelson, Amanda Murdie, Tom Pepinsky, Jon Pevehouse, Steven Radelet, Christina Schneider, David Steinberg, Jessica Weeks, Joseph Young, and Robert Zoellick.
Research in Progress
- “Economic Anxiety and Trade Policy Preferences.”
- “Public Opinion, International Commitments, and the Supply-side of Trade Protection.”
- “International Status and Presidential Approval” (with Jonathan Renshon).
- “The Unipolar Fallacy: Common Agency, American Interests, and the International Financial Institutions” (with Mark Copelovitch, Daniel Nielson, and Michael J. Tierney).
- “Veto Players and Conditional Commitment to U.N. Human Rights Agreements” (with Patrick Kearney).
University of Georgia
- INTL 3200: Introduction to International Relations, Fall 2018.
- INTL 6200: Preseminar in International Relations, Fall 2018
- PSLC 697: Domestic Politics and International Relations, Spring 2018.
University of Wisconsin–Madison
- Lecturer, PS 359: Problems in American Foreign Policy, Summer 2016 and Summer 2017.
- Teaching Assistant for Professor Andrew Kydd, PS 377: Nuclear Weapons and World Politics, Spring 2017.
- Teaching Assistant for Mark Copelovitch, PS 371: International Political Economy, Summer 2012, Summer 2013, and Summer 2015.
- “Experts Don't Like Trump's Withdrawal from the Iran Deal — or his Foreign Policy in General,” May 16, 2018. Guest post on The Monkey Cage.
- “A Reply to ‘Reducing Political Bias in Political Science Estimates,’” PS: Political Science & Politics (with Daniel Maliniak and Barbara Walter).
- “Snap Poll: Who Will Make the Best Foreign Policy President?” February 19, 2016. Foreign Policy (with Daniel Maliniak, Susan Peterson, and Michael J. Tierney).
- “Snap Poll: Will China, Iran, and Russia Cooperate With the United States?” October 9, 2015. Foreign Policy (with Daniel Maliniak, Susan Peterson, and Michael J. Tierney).
- “Do Americans think strategically when they think about trade?” July 15, 2015. Guest post on The Monkey Cage (with Jon C. W. Pevehouse).
- “Snap Poll: Is a Soccer Scandal More Scandalous If It Involves Putin?” June 22, 2015. Foreign Policy (with Daniel Maliniak, Susan Peterson, and Michael J. Tierney).
- “Snap Poll: Is the Iran Deal Good for Your Country's National Security?” March 18, 2015. Foreign Policy (with Daniel Maliniak, Susan Peterson, and Michael J. Tierney).
- “The Best International Relations Schools in the World.” February 3, 2015. Foreign Policy (with Daniel Maliniak, Susan Peterson, and Michael J. Tierney).
- “Snap Poll: How Likely Is War With Russia in the Next 10 Years?” January 28, 2015. Foreign Policy (with Daniel Maliniak, Susan Peterson, and Michael J. Tierney).
- “Is the Public Really Learning to Love Globalization?” June 11, 2014. Guest post on The Monkey Cage (with Daniel Maliniak).
- “Snap Poll: Does Obama Need to Put Troops in Ukraine to Prove America Is Tough?” June 2, 2014. Foreign Policy (with Daniel Maliniak, Susan Peterson, and Michael J. Tierney).
- “Snap Poll: The View from the Ivory Tower.” March 7, 2014. Foreign Policy (with Daniel Maliniak, Susan Peterson, and Michael J. Tierney).
- “Are There Neoconservative Wolves in the Realist Flock?” January 25, 2012. Guest post on Daniel Drezner's blog at Foreign Policy (with Daniel Maliniak and Michael J. Tierney).
- Stata Package for Sublime Text 3. A package that allows you to edit and execute Stata code in Sublime Text 3. This package is a port of the Stata Textmate Bundle.
- egen scorr(). Extends Stata's egen command to calculate Spearman's rank correlation coefficient.