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Meredith-Joy Petersheim

Visiting Lecturer


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Email: PETERSH@clemson.edu
 

Educational Background

Ph.D. Political Science
University at Buffalo 2010

M.A. Political Science
University at Buffalo 2005

B.A International Studies and International Business & Economics
SUNY College at Brockport 2003

Courses Taught

POSC 199 Introduction to Political Science
POSC 499 Professional Development in Political Science

Profile

Dr. Petersheim is a Visiting Lecturer of Political Science at Clemson University. She received her Ph.D. in Political Science at the University at Buffalo in 2010. Her main research areas include international organizations, political economy, and bridging the gap between domestic and international politics. Her research has focused the effect of foreign direct investment on regionalism, the role the European Union has had in promoting democracy, and the evaluation of the Eurozone’s policies on combating corruption in Europe. Her work has been published in the Journal of European Integration and American Politics Research. Dr. Petersheim enjoys teaching classes in International Relations, Comparative Politics, American Politics, and Research Methods. She is a charter member of the Winthrop Women’s Coalition. Dr. Petersheim has previously served as Secretary, New Membership Chair, and Newsletter Editor for the National Women’s Caucus for Political Science and will continue to fulfill the role of Newsletter Editor of the National Women's Caucus for Political Science for the 2018-2019 year. She was the 2015 recipient of the Jenny Mansbridge Award, an award given to extraordinary individuals who perform service above and beyond the call of duty on behalf of the WCPS and to advance opportunities for women in general.

Research Interests

Dr. Petersheim's main research areas include international organizations, political economy, and bridging the gap between domestic and international politics. Her research has focused the effect of foreign direct investment on regionalism, the role the European Union has had in promoting democracy, and the evaluation of the Eurozone’s policies on combating corruption in Europe.

Research Publications

“The European Union and Consolidating Democracy in Central and Eastern Europe.” 2012. The Journal of European Integration 34(1): 75-91.

“The Importance of the Primary Calendar and Divisiveness on Election Outcomes: Evidence from the United States House of Representatives” (with Gregg B. Johnson and Jesse T. Wasson). 2010. American Politics Research 38(5): 931–955.

Honors and Awards

2015 recipient of the Jenny Mansbridge Award, an award given to extraordinary individuals who perform service above and beyond the call of duty on behalf of the WCPS and to advance opportunities for women in general

Links

National Women's Caucus for Political Science


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