Professor Barbieri is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University
of South Carolina in Columbia, SC. Her expertise resides in the area of International
Relations and International Political Economy. She was formerly an Assistant Professor of
Political Science at Vanderbilt University from 1998-2004 and at the University of North
Texas from 1995-1998.
Professor Barbieri's research focuses on the intersection between international
political economy and conflict studies. She is particularly interested in the impact of
globalization on conflict, including civil and interstate war, military disputes,
terrorism, and state repression. She also examines various dimensions of international
trade and the impact that they have on societies and relations between societies.
Professor Barbieri is the author of The Liberal Illusion: Does Trade Promote Peace? (Ann
Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2002), the co-editor (with Gerald Schneider and Nils
Petter Gleditsch) of Globalization and Armed Conflict (Lanham, MD: Rowman and
Littlefield, 2003), and author (or co-author) of a number of articles and book chapters
on trade and conflict, which have appeared (or will appear) in such outlets as Journal of
Peace Research and Security Studies.
Professor Barbieri received her Ph.D. in Political Science in 1996 from Binghamton
University, Binghamton, New York. She received an M.A. in International Development from
Clark University, Worcester, MA, in 1988 and a B.A., cum laude in International
Development in 1987 from Clark University.
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