Episode 6 – Cameron Thies

Dec 22, 2019

Brent interviews Professor Cameron Thies of Arizona State University and the current President of the International Studies Association. Cameron talks about growing up in Nebraska, how the farm crisis along with world events got him interested in politics, almost taking a job globetrotting with Arthur Anderson, the helpful advice of his professors at the University of Nebraska during his Master’s, getting his PhD at ASU and the breadth of courses and professors there, working with Steve Walker, getting a job late in the cycle at LSU, his time at Missouri, Iowa, and then back to ASU, his approach to administration, being chosen as the President of the ISA, how he approaches writing (including waking up in the middle of the night and emailing himself), and more! 

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Brent J. Steele is the Francis D. Wormuth Presidential Chair, Department Chair and Professor of Political Science at the University of Utah, and the co-editor in chief of Global Studies Quarterly. He is the author of the recently published Vicarious Identity in International Relations (with Chris Browning and Pertti Joenniemi), and Restraint in International Politics (Cambridge University Press, 2019), which co-won the ISA Theory section book award for 2020.