Joseph M. Parent

Joe Parent3

On Leave Spring 2017


Regular Faculty - Associate Professor


International Relations


B.A., University of Chicago
Ph.D., Columbia University

Research and Teaching Interests

International relations theory, security studies, grand strategy, foreign policy


Joe Parent’s research examines how shifts in power affect cooperation.  He is the author of Uniting States (Oxford, 2011) and (with Joe Uscinski) American Conspiracy Theories (Oxford, 2014), published articles in International Security, Foreign Affairs, Sociological Theory, History of Political Thought, Slate, Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times, assisted the National Intelligence Council on its Global Trends 2030 report, and received a Fulbright fellowship in Rome and a Nobel Fellowship in Oslo. His research has been covered in The Atlantic, Boston Globe, Cosmopolitan, New York Times, Salon, and Scientific American.

Contact Information


Mailing Address

Department of Political Science
217 O'Shaughnessy Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556


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