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MJ Peterson

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Professional Title: 

Professor of Political Science


Thompson 326

Phone Number: 

For Office Hours you can just come or make an appointment in Navigate


Office Hours: 

Fall 2023: T 4-6 pm, Wed 3-6 pm or by appointment


Ph.D., Columbia University


My research interests include world politics, international institutions, international political economy, technology, technological change, and ethics in science and engineering.

I am also one of two UMass advisers for the Five College International relations Certificate.  To make an appointment to talk about it,  go to SSC Navigate, then select International Relations Certificate as the "service".

I am willing to guide graduate students in Directed Readings or Independent Study courses in areas where I have relevant expertise, and to talk with any of you about research, teaching, and general aspects of pursuing a career.


Area of Study: 

  • International relations

Curriculum Vitae: 

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