James Piazza

James Piazza

Liberal Arts Professor of Political Science

321 Pond Lab
University Park , PA 16802
Office Phone: (814) 867-4429

Office Hours:

  • by appointment

Curriculum Vitae

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  1. Ph.D. Politics, New York University, 1999
  2. M.A. Middle East Studies, University of Michigan, 1994
  3. B.A. Political Science, Loyola University Chicago, 1992


James A. Piazza is Liberal Arts Professor of Political Science.  His areas of research and teaching specialization include: Terrorism; Counterterrorism; Political Violence; Intrastate Conflict; and the politics of the Middle East and the Islamic World.

Research Interests:

Terrorism, Counterterrorism, Political Violence, Middle East and Islamic World

Research Interests:

International Relations:
  • Terrorism
  • Counterterrorism
  • Political Violence
  • Intrastate Conflict
  • Middle East and Islamic World