Lightning Scholar Michael Kenwick

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Lightning Scholar
Academic Year: 2023-24
Postdoctoral Fellow, 2018-19 and 2017-18

Michael Kenwick is an assistant professor of political science at Rutgers University. He studies international security with an emphasis on civil-military relations and international border politics. His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation and has appeared in a variety of journals including the American Journal of Political Science, International Organization, and the Journal of Politics. From 2017 to 2019, he was a postdoctoral fellow at Perry World House, where he played an active role in establishing the Borders and Boundaries Project, a multidisciplinary initiative exploring the causes and consequences of intensified border control efforts. He received his PhD in political science from the Pennsylvania State University, and his BA in political science and history from the University of Illinois.

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