Associate Professor of Political Science Kevin Dunn was recently appointed Honorary Professor by the Senatus Academicus at the School of International Relations at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, where he has previously served as a visiting scholar.
“I’m extremely honored,” Dunn says. “The School of International Relations at St. Andrews is becoming one of the foremost IR schools in the U.K.; to have this connection is a great honor for HWS as well.”
As a visiting scholar at St. Andrews while on sabbatical last year, Dunn gave guest lectures, assisted with administrative issues and campus-wide social science projects, and conducted research for several articles on African politics, specifically the Lord’s Resistance Army in Uganda and autochthony in Africa in the context of International Relations theory. He also drafted chapters of a current book project on punk rock and international politics, which will examine, as Dunn says, “how punk as a subculture is employed by actors on the local level, drawing on global punk culture to articulate their own local politics of resistance.”
Dunn is author of “Imaging the Congo: Identity and International Relations” (Palgrave, 2003) and co-editor of “Africa’s Challenge to International Relations Theory” (Palgrave, 2001), “Identity and Global Politics” (Palgrave, 2004) and most recently “African Guerrillas: Raging Against the Machine” (Lynne Rienner, 2007). Dunn received his Ph.D. from Boston University, M.A. from Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia and B.A. from Davidson College. Before joining the HWS faculty in 2001, he taught at Hartwick College, Boston University, Boston College, St. Anselm College, Tufts University and Appalachian State University. He is a Visiting Professor/Friend of the Faculty, Faculty of Development Studies, Mbarara; University of Science and Technology, Mbarara, Uganda.
The School of International Relations is the only one of its kind in Scotland and is recognized globally for the exceptional quality of its research and teaching. With expertise in area studies – including Africa, Europe and the Middle East – foreign policy, international organizations and regimes, peace and conflict studies, political theory, and terrorism and political violence, the School offers a friendly, intellectually stimulating and vibrant environment in which students can assess developments in the international system.