Jennifer Erickson
2016, IPSI
Associate Professor, Boston College



Jennifer Erickson is the White Family Sesquicentennial Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Studies at Boston College. In the 2016-17 academic year, she will be a MacArthur Nuclear Security Faculty Fellow at Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation. Her current research deals with the conventional arms trade, sanctions and arms embargoes, and new defense technologies. Erickson’s articles have been published in the European Journal of International Relations, Journal of Peace Research, International Studies Perspectives, and Political Science Quarterly. Her book, Dangerous Trade: Conventional Arms Exports, Human Rights, and International Reputation, was published by Columbia University Press in 2015. Previously, she has been a faculty affiliate at the Institute for Quantitative Social Science at Harvard University, a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Dartmouth College’s Dickey Center for International Understanding, and a research fellow at the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP) and at the Wissenchaftszentrum (WZB) in Berlin. She holds a B.A. in Political Science from St. Olaf College and a Ph.D. in Government from Cornell University.


Defense Policy and Military Strategy, Nuclear and WMDs, Human Rights and Democracy Promotion