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

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

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

AWARDS

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

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

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

“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:

“Paddling the Pupils: The Legality (or Not) of Corporal Punishment in Schools”, with Lucy Sorenson, Victor Asal, and Melissa Breger, International Studies Quarterly (2019)

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

“From Gramsci to Tocqueville: Democratization and Civil Society Development in South Korea and Japan”, Asian Journal of Comparative Politics (2018)

“The Ballot or the Bomb Belt: The Roots of Female Suicide Terrorism Before and After 9/11”, with Nakissa Jahanbani, Small Wars and Insurgencies (2018)

Selected working papers:

“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 4.28