Skip to main content

About Michael A. Allen

With a B.A. in Politics and Government from the University of Puget Sound, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from Binghamton University (SUNY), Dr. Michael A. Allen joined the faculty of the Department of Political Science at Boise State University in 2012. He spent the previous year as a visiting assistant professor at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Dr. Allen's main areas of study are in world and comparative politics and his research interests include asymmetric relationships in world politics, the economics of war-making, and civil conflict and terrorism. His teaching interests include all aspects of world politics and international relations, and research methodology. He serves as a manuscript reviewer for the International Studies Quarterly and the American Journal of Political Science, and he maintains professional affiliations with the American and Midwest Political Science Associations, the International Studies Association, and the Peace Science Society.


2012 - Present Assistant Professor, Boise State University Department of Political Science

Research Interests


2018 - Present Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis of How U.S. Troops are Viewed While Serving Abroad
Department of Defense - Minerva Research Iniative
Enter a valid date range.

Enter a valid date range.

Honors and Awards

  • 2010 - Political Science Dissertation Fellowship, Binghamton University (SUNY)


  • POLS 231: International Relations
  • POLS 430: United States Foreign Policy

Contact Information


Articles (10)

Books (2)

Dissertation (2)