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Robert Paul Musgrave

Robert Paul Musgrave

Professional Title: 

Assistant Professor of Political Science
Jointly appointed to Commonwealth Honors College

Service Role: 

  • Field Clerk - International Relations
  • Honors Director (Political Science)


Thompson 504


Office Hours: 

For Fall 2017 coming soon or by appointment at


Ph.D., Government, Georgetown University; MA, Politics, University College Dublin; BA, Political Science and History, Indiana University


Paul Musgrave has taught courses in international relations theory, history and international relations, energy politics, U.S. foreign policy, and politics and science fiction. His research has appeared in Comparative Political Studies, American Politics Research, and PS: Political Science & Politics; he has also published in Slate.

Musgrave’s courses encourage students to go beyond superficial, headline-based understandings of world politics to examine the processes that generate conflict and cooperation. Students in his classes will learn how to write, read, debate, and think more clearly.

Musgrave is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Politics and International Studies at Dickinson College (AY2014-15) and Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst (from September 2015). He received his Ph.D. in Government with a focus on International Relations from Georgetown University in December 2014.

Area of Study: 

  • International relations

Curriculum Vitae: 

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  • U.S. foreign policy


  • Political Science