Dr. Dursun Peksen received his PhD. in political science from the University of Missouri
in 2008. He joined the department as an assistant professor after serving four years
at East Carolina University. He recently edited a book on democracy promotion (Liberal Interventionism and Democracy Promotion, Lexington Books, 2012) and has numerous published or forthcoming articles on economic
sanctions, armed interventions, human rights, political violence, and democratization.
His published articles appeared in Journal of Peace Research, Political Research Quarterly, European Journal of International Relations, International Interactions, Foreign Policy Analysis, International Political Science Review, Human Rights Review, and Civil Wars. His most recent publications include: "Women and Economic Statecraft: The Negative
Impact Economic Sanctions Visit on Women," European Journal of International Relations (with A Cooper Drury, forthcoming); "Does Foreign Military Intervention Help Human
Rights?," Political Research Quarterly (forthcoming); "Can States Buy Peace? Social Welfare Spending and Civil Conflicts,"
Journal of Peace Research (with Zeynep Taydas, 2012); "Beyond the Target State: Foreign Military Intervention
and Neighboring State Stability," International Interactions (with Marie Olson Lounsbery, 2012).
Dr. Peksen's teaching areas include foreign policy analysis, human rights, political
violence, international political economy, security studies, introduction to political
research, research design and data analysis, and politics of the Middle East.