Office: Buch C312
Office phone: 604-822-1480
Arjun Chowdhury (Ph.D. Minnesota) joined the department in 2010. He teaches introductory, intermediate and graduate classes in International Relations and Security Studies. His ongoing research focuses on autocratic survival strategies, the effects of counterinsurgency campaigns, and the transition from the imperial to the international system.
In 2012-2013, I am teaching:
Term 1: POLI 360 – Security Studies
POLI 565 - International Security
Term 2: POLI 260 – Introduction to Global Politics
POLI 360 – Security Studies
Syllabi are made available on the first day of class.
Teaching evaluations for my past courses are available on the Faculty of Arts website. LINK.
I am interested in supervising students doing research in International Security, political development, the politics of postcolonial areas, and International Relations Theory.
Current supervisions (listed alphabetically):
Whitney Brown (MA, in progress)
Meaghan Cooper (MA, in progress)
Stephen Moncrief (MA, in progress)
Richard Togman (PhD, in progress)
Recent supervisions (listed alphabetically)
Scott Goosenberg (MA, 2012)
David Morgan (MA, 2011)
Daniel Claybo (MA, 2011)
“Sovereignty out of Joint.” In Sigal Ben-Porath and Rogers Smith (eds.), Varieties of Sovereignty and Citizenship. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, forthcoming. PRESS CATALOG.
“Shocked by War: The Non-Politics of Orientalism.” In Tarak Barkawi and Keith Stanski (eds.), Orientalism and War. Hurst Publishers/Columbia University Press, forthcoming. PRESS CATALOG.
“Practices of Theory.” Co-authored with Raymond Duvall. In Emanuel Adler and Vincent Pouliot (eds.), International Practices. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2011, 335-354. PRESS CATALOG.
"The Giver or the Recipient? The Peculiar Ownership of Human Rights." International Political Sociology 5(1): 2011, 35-51. ABSTRACT.
“Today’s Afghanistan Is Not Like Seventeenth-Century France – It’s Worse.” Co-authored with Ronald Krebs. Foreign Affairs 89(4): 2010, 169-171.
“Talking about Terror: Counterterrorist Campaigns and the Logic of Representation.” Co-authored with Ronald Krebs. European Journal of International Relations 16(1): 2010, 125-150. ABSTRACT.
“Failed States: Inside or outside the ‘flat’ world of globalization? A Review Essay.” Security Dialogue 40(6): 2009, 637-659.
“Making and Mobilizing Moderates: Rhetorical Strategy, Political Networks and Counterterrorism.” Co-authored with Ronald Krebs. Security Studies 18(3): 2009, 371-399. ABSTRACT.
"The Colony as Exception (Or, Why Do I Have to Kill You More than Once?)" borderlands e-journal 6(3): 2007. ARTICLE.
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Penn Program on Democracy, Citizenship, and Constitutionalism: an interdisciplinary initiative raising important political questions (and my former employer).
Marc Trachtenberg's website: valuable resource on doing historical research in IR.
Sources for data on International Relations, specifically conflict (I am not responsible for external links):