About Eleonora Mattiacci

Eleonora Mattiacci is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Amherst College, where she directs the IR Lab.

She is the author of Volatile States in International Politics (Oxford University Press, 2023).

She has published peer-reviewed research on nuclear weapons, public diplomacy, and civil war. She is writing a book on environmental destruction during wars.

On the New Books Network, she interviews authors of Academic books that offer a rich empirical account to support their theoretical claims regarding international relations.

She is on X (formerly known as Twitter) @ProfEMattiacci.

Eleonora Mattiacci is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Amherst College. She is the author of Volatile States in International Politics (Oxford University Press, 2023). She is on X (formerly known as Twitter) @ProfEMattiacci.

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NBN Episodes hosted by Eleonora:

Miles M. Evers and Eric Grynaviski, "The Price of Empire: American Entrepreneurs and the Origins of America's First Pacific Empire" (Cambridge UP, 2024)

June 7, 2024

The Price of Empire

Miles M. Evers and Eric Grynaviski

The United States was an upside-down British Empire. It had an agrarian economy, few large investors, and no territorial holdings outside of North Ame…

Lisa Langdon Koch, "Nuclear Decisions: Changing the Course of Nuclear Weapons Programs" (Oxford UP, 2023)

May 16, 2024

Nuclear Decisions

Lisa Langdon Koch

Throughout the nuclear age, states have taken many different paths toward or away from nuclear weapons. These paths have been difficult to predict and…

Harris Mylonas and Maya Tudor, "Varieties of Nationalism: Communities, Narratives, Identities" (Cambridge UP, 2023)

May 4, 2024

Varieties of Nationalism

Harris Mylonas and Maya Tudor

Nationalism has long been a normatively and empirically contested concept, associated with democratic revolutions and public goods provision, but also…

Stefan Aune, "Indian Wars Everywhere: Colonial Violence and the Shadow Doctrines of Empire" (U California Press, 2023)

April 4, 2024

Indian Wars Everywhere

Stefan Aune

From Black Hawk helicopters to the exclamation "Geronimo" used by paratroopers jumping from airplanes, words and images referring to Indians have been…

Adam Dean, "Opening Up by Cracking Down: Labor Repression and Trade Liberalization in Democratic Developing Countries" (Cambridge UP, 2022)

March 4, 2024

Opening Up by Cracking Down

Adam Dean

How did democratic developing countries open their economies during the late-twentieth century? Since labor unions opposed free trade, democratic gove…