Courtney Burns

Courtney Burns

Associate Professor of Political Science
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About Courtney Burns


  • Ph.D. in Political Science (International Relations), University of Missouri, 2015
  • M.A. in Political Science and Women’s Studies, University of Wyoming, 2010
  • B.A. in Political Science, University of Wyoming, 2007

Courses Taught:

  • Gender and International Relations
  • Military and Politics
  • Quantitative Methods
  • International Politics
  • Conflict Resolution

Research Interests:

  • Gender and leadership
  • Foreign and domestic policies of women presidents and prime ministers
  • Conflict
  • Impact of representation and gender equality on international processes

Selected Publications and Research Projects:

Burns, Courtney and Kyle Kattelman. 2017. “Women Chief Executives and Terrorism: The Political Catch-22 of Counterterrorism” Journal of Terrorism Research 8 (2): 22-43.

Burns, Courtney and Amanda Murdie. 2018. “Female Chief Executives and State Human Rights Practices: Self-Fulfilling the Political Double Bind.” Journal of Human Rights 17 (4): 470-484.

Bhattacharya, Srobana and Courtney Burns. 2019. “What’s War Got to Do with It? Post Conflict Effects on Women’s Rights” Journal of Asian Security and International Affairs 6 (1): 55-81.

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