UW International Security Colloquium :: Jennifer Spindel: "In the Shadow of Sex: Gender Signaling and the Conventional Weapons Trade"

Jennifer Spindel, Assistant Professor, University of New Hampshire
Friday, May 14, 2021 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Zoom invitation from Bree Bang-Jensen via uwisc@uw.edu
Prof. Jennifer Spindel
Prof. Jennifer Spindel

Jennifer Spindel is an Assistant Professor in the Political Science Department at the University of New Hampshire.  She was previously a professor at the University of Oklahoma, and for the 2019-2020 academic year, was a fellow at the Dickey Center at Dartmouth.   She received my Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Minnesota and was a pre-doctoral fellow at the  Institute for Security and Conflict Studies at George Washington University during the 2017-2018 academic year.

She studies issues related to international security, foreign policy, and alliances. Her book project examines the foreign policy consequences of conventional weapons transfers, and argues that arms transfers are a form of political signaling. The project is based on extensive archival research and fieldwork at international weapons shows.  Her research has been supported by the Lyndon B. Johnson Foundation, the APSA Political Networks Section, the Minnesota Department of Political Science, and the Mixed Methods Interdisciplinary Graduate Group. Her dissertation won the 2019 Kenneth Waltz Prize for Best Dissertation in International Security.

Discussant: Chris Colligan, PhD Student, Political Science

Zoom invitation from Bree Bang-Jensen via uwisc@uw.edu