Professor Political Science
364 Hamilton Hall
Office Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:00-2:30pm
Stephen E. Gent, Professor of Political Science, earned his B.A. from the University of Mississippi (1999) and his M.A. (2003) and Ph.D. (2005) from the University of Rochester. He specializes in conflict processes and teaches courses in international relations, formal theory, and quantitative methods. His research largely focuses on the role of third parties in international and civil conflicts. This work explores the causes and consequences of both military intervention and conflict management efforts like mediation and arbitration. His recent book, Market Power Politics: War, Institutions and Strategic Delay in World Politics (Oxford University Press, 2021), examines how economic competition drives territorial conflict between countries. In addition, Professor Gent has published articles in many scholarly journals, including the Journal of Politics, International Studies Quarterly, the Journal of Conflict Resolution, and the Journal of Peace Research.