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MJ Peterson

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Professional Title: 

Professor of Political Science
Department Chair

Service Role: 

  • Chair
  • Field Clerk - International Relations


Thompson 316

Phone Number: 

For Office Hours or by-appointment meetings, e-mail me and specify whether you want to meet in Th. 316 or on zoom.


Office Hours: 

Spring 2022 Tuesdays 2:30-5 pm and Wednesdays 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".

This semester I return to graduate teaching with the IR Proseminar.  I am also willing to guide graduate students in Directed Readings or Independent Study courses in areas where I have relevant expertise, and to talk about research, teaching, and general aspects of pursuing a career.


Area of Study: 

  • International relations

Curriculum Vitae: 

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