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About Katherine Barbieri

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.


Present Associate Professor of Political Science, University of South Carolina

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Honors and Awards

  • Fulbright Research Grant, 2009-2010


  • Introduction to International Relations
  • Introduction to International Political Economy
  • Issues in World Politics
  • Introduction to American Government
  • Economics and Foreign Policy
  • Economic Aspects of International Politics
  • Globalization and Security
  • Politics of Globalization
  • Seminar in International Political Economy
  • Seminar in International Relations
  • Seminar in International Conflict
  • Political Economy of War and Peace
  • Independant study courses in Terrorist Financing, Arms Trade, and Private Military Firms

Articles (9)

Books (2)

Contributions to Books (5)