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Jim Piazza

Jim Piazza

Jim Piazza

Liberal Arts Professor of Political Science
321 Pond Lab University Park, PA 16802
(814) 867-4429
by appointment
Jim Piazza

Curriculum Vitae

Education

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

Professional Bio

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 Islamic World.

Areas of Interest

  • International Relations

Publications

Transnational Ethnic Diasporas and the Survival of Terrorist Organizations

Piazza, J.  (2018)  Transnational Ethnic Diasporas and the Survival of Terrorist Organizations.  Security Studies.

International Military Interventions and Transnational Terrorist Backlash

Piazza, J. & Choi, W.  (2018)  International Military Interventions and Transnational Terrorist Backlash.  International Studies Quarterly.

Explaining Ethnic Violence on China’s Western Frontier: The Ethnic Violence in China (EVC) Database and an Initial Test on the Eects of Inter-ethnic Inequality and Natural Resources in Xinjiang

Cao, X. , Duan, H., Liu, C., Piazza, J., & Wei, Y. Explaining Ethnic Violence on China’s Western Frontier: The Ethnic Violence in China (EVC) Database and an Initial Test on the Eects of Inter-ethnic Inequality and Natural Resources in Xinjiang.