CV

Charmaine N. Willis
cwillis at albany.edu

EDUCATION

May 2021 (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

FELLOWSHIPS AND ASSISTANTSHIPS

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

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

“Democratization and Civil Society Development through the Perspectives of Gramsci and Tocqueville in South Korea and Japan”, Asian Journal of Comparative Politics (forthcoming)

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

“Gaming Levels of Analysis”, with Victor Asal and Inga Miller, International Studies Perspectives (forthcoming)

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

BOOK REVIEWS

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)

PAPERS 

Under review:

“Protest by Candlelight: A Comparative Analysis of Candlelight Vigils in South Korea, 2002-2017”, with Injeong Hwang, Journal of Civil Society (2019)

Selected working papers:

“Paddling the Pupils: The Legality (or Not) of Corporal Punishment in Schools”, with Lucy Sorenson, Victor Asal, and Melissa Breger

“Right Frame, Right Time? An Analysis of Global Anti-US Military Activism”

“Exploring the Unboundedness of Non-State Units: Solutions to the Modifiable Areal Unit Problem (MAUP)”, with Nakissa Jahanbani

“A Matter of Lnd: A Spatial Analysis of Ethnic Mobilization in the Philippines”, with Nakissa Jahanbani

“Democratization and Anti-US Base Protest Movements in South Korea and the Philippines”

“Regressing repression: An analysis of civil unrest events and their effects on state uses of repression”, with Jiacheng Ren

Book chapters:

“A Lethal Metamorphosis: Testing the Causes of Terrorism Before and After 9/11”, with Victor Asal and Nakissa Jahanbani (forthcoming in Routledge, ed. Michael Stohl)

RECENT CONFERENCE PAPERS 

August 2019: Presenter, “Right Frame, Right Time? An Analysis of Global Anti-American Military Base Activism”, American Political Science Association, Washington, DC

August 2019: Presenter with Victor Asal and Nakissa Jahanbani, “If the Lords Are So Revolting, Why Are Revolutions So Rare: The Peasant Game”, American Political Science Association Teaching and Learning Mini-Conference, Washington, DC

April 2019: Presenter, “Right Frame, Right Time? An Analysis of Global Anti-American Military Base Activism”, Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago

November 2018: Presenter with Injeong Hwang, “Protest by Candlelight: A Comparative Analysis of Candlelight Vigils in South Korea, 2002-2017”, Northeast Political Science Association, Montreal

November 2018: Presenter, “Democratization and Anti-US Base Protest Movements in South Korea and the Philippines”, Northeast Political Science Association, Montreal

September 2018: Presenter with Nakissa Jahanbani, “A Matter of Lnd: A Spatial Analysis of Ethnic Mobilization in the Philippines”, American Political Science Association, Boston

September 2018: Workshop presenter with Victor Asal and Nakissa Jahanbani, “Get Up, Stand Up: Teaching Students about the Challenges of Mobilization,” American Political Science Association Teaching and Learning Mini-Conference, Boston

RESEARCH GRANTS 

Summer 2019: Graduate Student International Research Stipends, Rockefeller College of Public Administration and Policy, University at Albany

Summer 2019: Benevolent Association Research Grant, University at Albany

Summer 2019: Karen R. Hitchcock New Frontiers Fund Award, Initiatives for Women, University at Albany

Summer 2018: Karen R. Hitchcock New Frontiers Fund Award, Initiatives for Women, University at Albany

Summer 2018: Graduate Student International Research Stipends, Rockefeller College of Public Administration and Policy, University at Albany

Summer 2017: Graduate Student International Research Stipends, Rockefeller College of Public Administration and Policy, University of Albany

Summer 2016: Graduate Student International Research Stipends, Rockefeller College of Public Administration and Policy, University of Albany

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

“Challenging the ISK Brand in Afghanistan-Pakistan: Rivalries and Divided Loyalties”, CTC Sentinel, with Amira Jadoon and Nakissa Jahanbani (2018)

RECENT TEACHING EXPERIENCE 

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

Instructor for RPOS 102: Introduction to International Relations/Comparative Politics: Summer 2019

Lead Teaching Assistant for RPOS 102: Introduction to International Relations/Comparative Politics: Spring 2018, Fall 2018

SERVICE (SELECTED)

2018-2019: Representative to the Graduate Student Association, Graduate Association for Political Science, University at Albany

2017-2018: Chair, Graduate Association for Political Science, University at Albany

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

STATISTICAL PROFICIENCIES

R, Stata, SPSS

My full CV can be found here: CV 7.16