Steven McDowell

International Relations

I came to the political science department at the University of Notre Dame after receiving a B.A. in Politics with a concentration in International Studies from the University of Dallas in 2013. As a Ph.D. student, my research focuses on state behavior in international legal institutions, with an emphasis on examining the ways in which domestic legal and political institutions affect international interaction. In addition, I am interested in the intersection between religion and international politics, focusing on the substantive effects of shari’a legal institutions and Islamic conceptions of the state on international politics. Finally, I have experience in the fields of international political economy and the political economy of development.

Graduation Anticipated Spring 2018

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