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Michael R. Masterson

Assistant Professor at Missouri State University
Political Science: International Relations


Research Interests: Conflict, China, Emotions, and Nationalism

I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Missouri State University. My current book project examines when political leaders use national humiliation narratives as a political strategy and the unintended effects of these narratives and the emotions they evoke on foreign policy preferences. I was a Rosenwald Postdoctoral Fellow in U.S. Foreign Policy and International Security at Dartmouth College from August 2021 to June 2022. I completed my doctoral studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. My work has been published in The Journal of Politics, International Studies Quarterly, and Political Analysis.