• Michael Kenwick
  • Michael Kenwick
  • Assistant Professor
  • Subfield: International Relations, Methods
  • Office: 309 Hickman Hall
  • Phone: 848-632-1830
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  • Specialties:

    Conflict Processes Civil-Military Relations Border Politics Quantitative Methods

  • Graduate Content:
  • Program in International Relations
  • Bio:

    Michael Kenwick received his BA from the University of Illinois and his MA and PhD from The Pennsylvania State University.  Prior to joining the faculty at Rutgers, he was a postdoctoral research fellow at The University of Pennsylvania’s Perry World House.

    Professor Kenwick's research is in the area of international relations with emphases in conflict processes, civil-military relations, and border politics. Broadly, his work develops novel measurement and research design strategies to better understand whether and how states respond to contemporary threats to national security. His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation and has been published in a variety of academic journals including the American Journal of Political Science, The Journal of Politics, International Organization, and Political Analysis.

  • Teaching:

    790:102 Introduction to International Relations
    790:319 American Foreign Policy
    Graduate: Measurement

  • Publications:

    Michael R. Kenwick and Sarah Maxey. 2021 “You and Whose Army? How Civilian Leaders Leverage the Military’s Prestige to Shape Public Opinion.” The Journal of Politics. (Forthcoming).

    Beth A. Simmons and Michael R. Kenwick. 2021. “Border Orientation in a Globalizing World.” American Journal of Political Science. (Forthcoming).

    Michael R. Kenwick, and Beth A. Simmons. 2020. “Pandemic Response as Border Politics.” International Organization 74(S1): E36-E58.

    Kenwick, Michael R. 2020. “Self-Reinforcing Civilian Control: A Measurement-Based Analysis of Civil-Military Relations” International Studies Quarterly 64(1): 71-84.

    Fariss, Christopher J., Michael R. Kenwick, and Kevin Reuning. 2020. “A Robust Measurement Model of Human Rights Respect with Country-Year Count Processes.” Journal of Peace Research 57(6) 801–814.

  • Research:

    International Relations