CV

Charmaine N. Willis
cwillis at albany.edu

EDUCATION

May 2022 (anticipated): University at Albany (SUNY), Rockefeller College of Public Administration and Policy, Albany, NY
PhD- Political Science: Comparative Politics, International Relations

May 2011: American University, School of International Service, Washington, DC
M.A.- Comparative and Regional Studies: Asia

August 2007: University of Southern Maine, Portland, ME
B.A.- Political Science, Asian History

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

If the Lords Are So Revolting, Why Are Revolutions So Rare: The Peasant Game.” Forthcoming. PS: Political Science and Politics (with Victor Asal, Christopher Linebarger, and Nakissa Jahanbani).

Protest by Candlelight: A Comparative Analysis of Candlelight Vigils in South Korea.” 2020. Journal of Civil Society (with Injeong Hwang).

Democratization and Civil Society Development through the Perspectives of Gramsci and Tocqueville in South Korea and Japan.” 2019. Asian Journal of Comparative Politics.

“The Ballot or the Bomb Belt: The Roots of Female Suicide Terrorism Before and After 9/11.” 2019. Small Wars and Insurgencies (with Nakissa Jahanbani).

Gaming Levels of Analysis.” 2019. International Studies Perspectives (with Victor Asal and Inga Miller).

What We Wish We Knew: Reflections on Being a Teaching Assistant.” 2018. Journal of Political Science Education (with Nakissa Jahanbani and Donnett Lee).

BOOK REVIEWS

Treading Lightly: External Threats, Domestic Opposition, and Regime Survival in Gulf Host Nations, International Studies Review (2020).

Review of US Military Bases and Anti-Military Organizing: An Ethnography of An Air Force Base in Ecuador by Erin Fitz-Henry, Social Movement Studies (2019).

Review of Violent Conjunctures in Democratic India by Amitra Basu, Journal of New Political Science (2018).

Review of Protests Against U.S. Military Base Policy in Asia: Persuasion and Its Limits by Yuko Kawato, Journal of New Political Science (2017).

FELLOWSHIPS AND ASSISTANTSHIPS

2020-2021: Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Research Fellowship

2020-2021: Korea Foundation Field Research Fellowship

2018-2019: Southeast Asia Research Group (SEAREG) Pre-Dissertation Fellowship

  • Conducted fieldwork in the Philippines on anti-US-military movements in February/March 2019

2015-2019: PhD Political Science Assistantship, University at Albany

AWARDS

2018: Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant in Political Science, University at Albany

2017: Outstanding Graduate Student Service to Rockefeller College, University at Albany

TEACHING EXPERIENCE 

Instructor for RPOS 102: Introduction to International Relations/Comparative Politics: Summer 2019, Winter 2019-2020, Summer 2020

Instructor for CEHC 310: Research Seminar in Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity: Fall 2019

Instructor for RPOS 362: Nationalism and Nation-Building: Fall 2019

LANGUAGES

Intermediate proficiency in Japanese, Korean and Spanish

  • Summer 2016: Attended Ritsumeikan University Intensive Japanese Language Program
  • Summer 2018: Attended Seoul National University’s Summer Korean Language Program

My CV can be found here:  Charmaine Willis_CVAPSA2 (2)