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K. Amber Curtis

Associate Professor


Office: 232 Brackett Hall

Phone: 864-656-0213

Email: ACURTI2@clemson.edu

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Personal Website: http://www.ambercurtis.com
 

Educational Background

Ph.D. Political Science
University of Colorado Boulder 2013

M.A. Political Science
University of Colorado Boulder 2009

B.A. International Affairs & Political Science
University of Colorado Boulder 2005

Courses Taught

POSC 1040 Introduction to Comparative Politics
POSC 1990 Introduction to Political Science
POSC 3710 European Politics
POSC 3750 European Integration
POSC 4470 International Law
POSC 4990 Professional Development in Political Science
POSC 3050 Creative Inquiry

Profile

I study comparative political behavior and psychology with an emphasis on identity politics. My work appears in The Journal of Politics, International Organization, Comparative Political Studies, Political Psychology, European Union Politics, International Interactions, and the Journal of European Integration.

Research Interests

My research focuses primarily on the causes and consequences of identity, with a specialization in European Union politics. I am particularly interested in the determinants of collective identification. Additional interests include immigration attitudes, economic voting, and political disagreement.

Research Publications

Curtis, K. Amber, and Steven V. Miller. 2021. “A (Supra)Nationalist Personality? The Big Five’s Effects on Political-Territorial Identification.” European Union Politics Online first: https://doi.org/10.1177/1465116520988907

Curtis, K. Amber, and Julie Hassing Nielsen. 2020. “Personality's Cross-National Impact Across EU Attitude Dimensions.” Research & Politics. https://doi.org/10.1177/2053168020972812

Curtis, K. Amber, and Nicholas Clark. Forthcoming. "Elucidating EU Engagement: Rethinking Dimensions of Supranational Participation." Journal of European Integration. https://doi.org/10.1080/07036337.2018.1487960

Curtis, K. Amber. 2016. "Personality’s Effect on European Identification." European Union Politics. 17(3): 429-456.

Curtis, K. Amber. 2014. "Inclusive versus Exclusive: A Cross-National Comparison of the Effects of Subnational, National, and Supranational Identity." European Union Politics 15(4): 521-546.

Curtis, K. Amber. 2014. "In Times of Crisis: The Conditions of Pocketbook Effects." International Interactions 40(3): 402-430.

Curtis, K. Amber, Joseph Jupille, and David Leblang. 2014. “Iceland on the Rocks: The Mass Political Economy of Sovereign Debt Resettlement.” International Organization 68(3): 721-740.

Fitzgerald, Jennifer, and K. Amber Curtis. 2012. “Partisan Discord in the Family and Political Engagement: A Comparative Behavioral Analysis.” The Journal of Politics 74(1): 129-141.

Fitzgerald, Jennifer, K. Amber Curtis, and Catherine L. Corliss. 2012. “Anxious Publics: Worries about Crime and Immigration.” Comparative Political Studies 45(4): 477-506.

Curtis, K. Amber, and Joseph Jupille. 2010. “The European Union.” In The Encyclopedia of Political Science, eds. George Thomas Kurian, James E. Alt, Simone Chambers, Geoffrey Garrett, Margaret Levi, and Paula D. McClain. Washington, D.C.: CQ Press.

Honors and Awards

Notre Dame Global Religion Research Initiative Book-Writing Leave Fellowship, 2019 – 2020

CBSHS Impact Grant, Clemson University, 2018

Clemson Support for Early Exploration and Development (SEED) Grant, Clemson University, 2018

Notre Dame Global Religion Research Initiative Project Launch Grant, 2017 (with Laura R. Olson)

Dean’s Excellence Fund, College of Business and Behavioral Science, Clemson University, 2014

University Research Grant Committee (URGC) Project Completion Grant, Clemson University, 2014 – 2015

Dissertation Completion Fellowship, Office of the Dean of the Graduate School,University of Colorado Boulder, 2012 – 2013

Colorado European Union Center of Excellence (CEUCE) Graduate Fellowship, 2011

Links

Partisan Discord in the Family and Political Engagement: A Comparative Behavioral Analysis

Iceland on the Rocks: The Mass Political Economy of Sovereign Debt Resettlement

Inclusive versus Exclusive: A Cross-National Comparison of the Effects of Subnational, National, and Supranational Identity

Personality's Effect on European Identification

A (Supra)Nationalist Personality? The Big Five’s Effects on Political-Territorial Identification

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