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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 326

Phone Number: 

For Office Hours or by-appointment meetings, e-mail me and then use the link on my reply.


Office Hours: 

Tuesday 1-2 and 3-5 PM, Wednesday 9:15-11 AM, 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,  click   then select International Relations Certificate as the "service"

I am not currently teaching graduate seminars; I am 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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