Joseph M. Parent

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Regular Faculty - Associate Professor


International Relations


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), coauthor (with Joe Uscinski) of American Conspiracy Theories (Oxford, 2014), and coauthor (with Paul MacDonald) of Twilight of the Titans (Cornell 2018). He has published articles in International SecurityForeign AffairsSociological TheoryHistory of Political ThoughtSlateWashington Post, and the 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 AtlanticBoston GlobeCosmopolitan, New York Times, Salon, and Scientific American.

Office Hours

Thursdays 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Contact Information

Office: 2081 Jenkins Nanovic Halls
Phone: (574) 631-3592

Mailing Address

Department of Political Science
2060 Jenkins Nanovic Halls
Notre Dame, IN 46556


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