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Amy Oakes

Associate Professor for Teaching Excellence

Office: Tyler Hall 354
Email: [[acoake]]
Office Phone: 757-221-3025
Office Hours: On Leave 2018-19

Areas of Specialization

International relations, international security


Professor Amy Oakes received her B.A. in Political Science from Davidson College and her Ph.D. in Political Science from The Ohio State University. Her research interests include the domestic causes of war and nuclear nonproliferation. Her work has appeared in Security Studies, Politics & Gender, International Journal, International Studies Quarterly, and Foreign Policy. Her book, Diversionary War, examines whether governments provoke international crises in response to domestic unrest and will be published by Stanford University Press in August 2012. In 2009-2010, she was a research fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.