Benjamin N. Judkins
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Assistant Professor, Political Science
University of Utah
Columbia University, New York, NY
Ph.D. in Political Science, May 2004
Dissertation: “Economic Statecraft and Regime Type.”
Dissertation Advisers: David Baldwin, Ph.D.; Helen V. Milner, Ph.D.
M.Phil. in Political Science, Oct. 17, 2001
M.A. in Political Science, Feb. 9, 2000
University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
B.A. Summa Cum Laude with High Honors in Political Science, May 1998.
FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS
Council on Foreign Relations Associate Fellow, 2003-2004
Columbia University Teaching Fellow, 2003-2004
Columbia University Presidents Fellow, 1999-2002
Weatherhead Fellow, 1999-2002
Columbia University Fellow of the Faculty, 1998-1999
Columbia University Center for International Conflict Resolution
Summer Research Funding, 2002&2003
National Science Foundation: Honorable Mention (1999)
Fulbright Application (RAND-St. Andrews Center, UK 1998): Wait-listed.
Phi Beta Kappa, 1997
TEACHING AND RESEARCH AREAS
Globalization; International Economic Policy; Social Capital and Civil Society; Religion and International Politics; Comparative Religion; Chinese Martial Studies; Social History of East Asia; Foreign Policy
PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
Benjamin Judkins. 2012. A Social History of the Southern Chinese Martial Arts: Globalization, Identity, Conflict and the Creation of Wing Chun Kung Fu. This completed manuscript is currently under review at an academic press.
Articles and Conference Presentations
Benjamin Judkins and Stephen Reynolds. 2010. “Migrants, Migrant Communities, Social Capital and Violence.” Migration in the 21st Century: Rights, Outcomes, and Policy. Ed. Thomas N. Maloney. Routledge.
Benjamin Judkins. 2009. “Does Religiously Generated Social Capital Intensify or Mediate Violent Conflict? Lessons from the Boxer Uprising.” Presented at the 67th MPSA National Meetings in Chicago, IL, April 2-5, 2009. Under Review
Benjamin Judkins and Stephen Reynolds. 2009. “Social Capital and Networked Violence” in Values and Violence: Intangible Aspects of Terrorism. Eds. Ibrahim Karawan, Wayne McCormack and Steven E. Reynolds. Springer Press. pp. 137-151.
Benjamin Judkins. 2008. “New Religious Movements and Social Capital: What can the past tell us about the future of civic nationalism in Europe?” Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs. Vol. 28, No.1. pp 84-98.
Benjamin Judkins. 2005. “Bringing Religion into International Relations” Religion and Politics Newsletter. Vol. XXI, No. 2. (Spring).
Helen V. Milner and Benjamin Judkins. 2004. “Partisanship, Trade Policy and Globalization.” International Studies Quarterly. Vol. 48. pp. 95-119.
Benjamin Judkins. “Autocratic Institutions and the Success of Economic Sanctions.” Presented at the 46th Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, March 1st – 5th, 2005, in Honolulu Hawaii.
Benjamin Judkins. “Whose Honey is Sweeter: Democracy’s Influence on the Outcomes of Positive and Negative Sanctions.” Presented at the American Political Science Association Meetings in Philadelphia PA, August 2003.
Benjamin Judkins. “Economic Statecraft and Regime Type: Transparency, Credibility and Conflict Resolution” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, Portland, Oregon, February 2003.
Helen V. Milner and Benjamin Judkins. “Partisanship and Trade Policy: Do parties contest trade policy?” Presented at the American Political Science Association Meetings in Boston MA, August 2002.
Benjamin Judkins. “Democracy and the Success of Economic Sanctions” Presented at the American Political Science Association Meetings in San Francisco CA, August 2001.
Reviews and Short Entries
“Political Science.” 2006. Sage Encyclopedia of Anthropology. Ed. H. James Birx. Sage Publications. pp. 1878-1880.
“Political Economy” 2006. Sage Encyclopedia of Anthropology. Ed. H. James Birx. Sage Publications. pp. 1872-1874.
University of Utah, Salt Lake City
Assistant Professor, 2004-2012
Approaches to Religion in International Politics (5810): 2006 – 2011
Introduction to International Relations (2100): 2005 – 2012
Foundations of the Politics of Int. Economic Relations (5710/6710): 2004 – 2011
Graduate Seminar in International Political Economy (6710): 2007 – 2012
Industries and State Power: IPE of the Advanced World (5750/6750): 2005 – 2012
Graduate Field Seminar in International Relations (6850): Fall 2005
I am also prepared to teach classes on Globalization, Comparative Religion, Cultural and Historical Approaches to the Martial Arts and Asian Comparative Politics.
Advised and mentored undergraduates preparing them for graduate school.
Department Undergraduate committee, 2005-2008.
Department International Relations field committee, 2004-2012.
Multiple department job search committees
Chaired and served on numerous departmental and interdepartmental MA and PhD
Political ethnography, economic analysis, statistics (including event, panel and multi-level modeling, STATA, SPSS); game theory; historical case study; translation competence in Japanese
Council on Foreign Relations (Former Associate Fellow)
American Political Science Association
International Studies Association