Brian Blankenship

Asst. Professor

Locator Code:
4410

 
About

Brian Blankenship is Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Miami. He joined the department in the fall of 2019. His research and teaching interests are in the areas of international relations, international security, and international cooperation, with a focus on U.S. foreign policy and the politics of military alliances. He earned his Ph.D. in Political Science from Columbia University in May 2018 and his B.A. in Political Science from Indiana University, Bloomington, in May 2012.

Career

Education

2018Ph.D. Political Science Columbia University
2015M.Phil. Political Science Columbia University
2014 Political Science Columbia University
2012B.A. Political Science Columbia University

Honors & Acknowledgements

Fellowships, Grants, and Awards
  • Dissertation Development Grant, Columbia University Political Science Department, 2017-2018 ($2,800).
  • Seed Grant, Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy, Columbia University, 2016-2017 ($15,000, with Johannes Urpelainen and Jason Wong).
  • World Politics and Statecraft Grant, Smith Richardson Foundation, 2016-2017 ($7,500).
  • Ph.D. Training Grant, Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University, Summer 2016 ($1,000).
  • Teaching Fellow, Columbia University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, 2013 – 2014, 2014 – 2015, 2015 -2016, 2017 – 2018.
  • Lynn S. Weiss Memorial Fellow, Columbia University Political Science Department, 2014 - 2015.
  • Travel Grant, Columbia University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, 2014, 2016, 2017.
  • Travel Grant, Columbia University Political Science Department, 2014, 2016, 2017.
  • Dean’s Fellow, Columbia University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, 2012-2013
Research

Publications

Brian D. Blankenship & Benjamin Denison Survival Is America Prepared for Great- power Competition?43-6461.5 (2019).


Brian Blankenship, Renanah Miles Joyce Journal of Conflict Resolution Purchasing Power: US Overseas Defense Spending and Military Statecraft (June 18, 2019).


Brian D. Blankenship The Journal ofConflict Resolution When Do States Take the Bait? State Capacity and the Provocation Logic of Terrorism381-40962.2