- “How to Think About Civilizations,” in Civilizations in World Politics: Plural and Pluralist Perspectives,Routledge 2010.
- “Paradigmatic Faults in International Relations Theory,” in International Studies Quarterly, with Daniel H. Nexon, December 2009.
- “How to Think about Civilizations,” in Civilizations and States in World Politics, ed. Peter Katzenstein, 2009.
- “Foregrounding Ontology: Dualism, Monism, and IR Theory,” in Review of International Studies, 2008.
- “Hunting for Fossils in International Relations, International Studies Perspectives, 2008.
- “Outside Context Problems: Liberalism and the Other in the Work of Iain M. Banks,”(co-authored with James Heilman) in Political Science Fiction, ed. Clyde Wilcox and Donald Hassler University of South Carolina Press, 2008.
- “Security Scholars for a Sensible Foreign Policy: A Failure of Weberian Activism,” (coauthored with Stuart J. Kaufman), in Perspectives on Politics, 2007.
- “Civilizational Identity: The Production and Reproduction of ‘Civilizations,’” in International Relations, co-edited with Martin Hall; Palgrave Macmillan Press, 2007.
- Civilizing the Enemy: German Reconstruction and the Invention of the West, University of Michigan Press, 2006.
- “Making Sense of Making Sense: Configurational Analysis and the Double Hermeneutic,” inInterpretation and Method: Empirical Research Methods and the Interpretive Turn, ed. Dvora Yanow and Peregrine Schwartz-Shea, M. E. Sharpe, 2006.
- “The Present as History,” in The Oxford Handbook of Contextual Political Analysis, ed. Charles Tilly and Robert Goodin, Oxford University Press, 2006
- “Global Hero: Harry Potter Abroad,” (co-authored with Peter Mandaville), in Harry Potter and International Relations, ed. Daniel H. Nexon and Iver B. Neumann, Routledge Press, 2006.
- “Civilizations in World Politics: A Requiem for Samuel P. Huntington,” presentation delivered to the International Relations Forum at Rutgers University, January 2009.
- “The Conduct of Inquiry in International Relations,” presentation delivered to the Cluster of Excellence project on The Formation of Normative Orders, Frankfurt, Germany, September 2008.
- “The Philosophy and Practice of Social Science,” presentation delivered to the International Relations Forum at Colgate University, February 2008.
- “New Media and the University Classroom,” presentation delivered at the US patent and Trade Office’s Global IP academy, 30 January 2008.
- “Social Science as a Vocation,” presentation delivered at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI), September 2007.
- “Classroom Podcasting: A Report From the Trenches,” presentation delivered at the 3rd Annual California State University-Stanislaus’ Technology Fair, April 2007.
- “Podcasting and the Classroom,” keynote address to the Instructional Technology Council’s annual conference, February 2007.
- “Economists, Sociologists, and the West: Legitimation, Social Action, and the Transatlantic Community,” presentation delivered as part of a seminar entitled “Towards a Post-Western West? The Changing Heritage of Europe and the West,” Tampere, Finland, February 2006.
- “Twisting Tongues and Twisting Arms: The Power of Political Rhetoric,” presentation delivered to the PIPES seminar at the University of Chicago, October 2005.
- “The Power of Western Civilization,” presentation delivered as part of a seminar entitled “The West Under Strain: Liberal Heritage and the Post-9/11 Geopolitics” sponsored by the Smolny College of Liberal Arts and Sciences of St. Petersburg State University, September 2005.
- Appeared on Voice of America TV—Afghanistan in connection with a segment on NATO operations in Afghanistan, April 2008.
- Interviewed by Susan Kinzie, Washington Post, 20 December 2007, regarding distance education and podcasting (article appeared 31 December).
- Interviewed by Stephanie Newton, Washington Business Journal, 7 July 2006, regarding the use of podcasting in the classroom.
- Interviewed by Anne Gearan, Associated Press, 10 May 2006, regarding transatlantic relations and the Bush Administration’s Middle East policies (article published 11 May 2006 in assorted newspapers).
- Interviewed by Lauren Dunn, ABC-7 News, 6 March 2006, for a television news segment on the use of iPods and podcasting in the classroom. (Segment aired 27 March 2006).
- Interviewed by Megha Rajagopalan, reporter for The Diamondback (University of Maryland student newspaper), for an article on podcasting and technology in the classroom. (Article appeared 6 December 2005).
- Interviewed by Peg Tyre, reporter for Newsweek, 2 November 2005, for an article on “coursecasting” and higher education. (Article appeared on 28 November 2005).
- Featured in a Chronicle of Higher Education article written by Brock Read, 28 October 2005, on “coursecasting” and pedagogy.
Work In Progress
- “What is Theory?” chapter for the International Studies Association Compendium Project.
- “The Perpetual Decline of the West,” chapter for The Struggle for the West, ed. Christopher S. Browning and Marko Lehti.
- “Disciplined Imagination, or, the Cash Value of a Pragmatist Wager in IR,” contribution to a Forum on “Pragmatism and IR” being assembled by Gunther Hellmann.
- “Critical Realism: Theology or Pragmatism?” contribution to a Forum on “Critical Realism” being assembled by Oliver Kessler.
Honors, Awards, and Fellowships
- American University (AU) Center for Teaching Excellence Teaching with Technology Award, May 2006.
- School of International Service (SIS) William Cromwell Award for Outstanding Teaching, April 2006.
- AU Honors Program Faculty Member of the Year Award, April 2005.
- SIS Award, “Innovative Use of Technology in the Classroom,” April 2005.
- Northeast Circle Scholar, ISA-Northeast, November 2003.
- SIS Award, “Innovative Use of Technology in the Classroom,” April 2003.
- SIS Award, “Excellence in General Education Teaching,” April 2002.
- New York University Outstanding Teaching Award, April 2000.
Grants and Sponsored Research
- International Studies Association workshop grant, September 2007.
- AU Curriculum Development Grant, April 2005.
- Conference Funding Grant from the Mershon Center at Ohio State University, March 2005.
- SIS Research Fellowship, April 2004.
- National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Research Grant, May 2002.
- AU Curriculum Development Grant, April 2002.
- AU Senate Research Award, November 2001.
- Certified Apple Support Specialist, August 2008.
- Editor-in-Chief, Journal of International Relations and Development, 2008-present.
- Member, Managing Editorial Board, International Political Sociology, 2005-2007.
- Board Member, International Political Sociology section of the ISA, 2006-2007.
- Past President, ISA-Northeast, 2004-2005.
- President, ISA-Northeast, 2003-2004.
- Member, Editorial Board, International Studies Perspectives, 2003-present.
- President-Elect, ISA-Northeast, 2002-2003.
- Program Co-Chair, International Political Sociology organized section of the ISA, 2002.
- Vice-President and Program Chair, ISA-Northeast, 2001-2002.
- Governing Council Member, ISA-Northeast, 2000-2001, 2005-2006.