Two political science faculty are the new co-editors of the International Studies Review, a journal of the International Studies Association that will be housed at UConn for the next five years.
Mark Boyer, professor of political science, and Jennifer Sterling-Folker, associate professor, became the co-editors in January.
The International Studies Review “gives landscapes of the political science international field,” says Boyer.
The quarterly journal was previously housed at Syracuse University. It will remain at UConn until 2012.
The move here was supported by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean’s Office, the Graduate School, and the Department of Political Science.
It is the second scholarly journal to move to the political science department recently. The Journal of Human Rights, edited by political science professor Richard Hiskes, came to UConn in 2006 from Wellesley College.
The ISR includes peer-reviewed essays synthesizing current literature in the field and mapping future developments, and it has reviews of new books, says Sterling-Folker.
It also provides a forum for debate about issues in international studies in which scholars describe their research agendas.
It is widely read by international studies scholars and is frequently assigned as a staple in graduate seminars, Boyer says.
| Jennifer Sterling-Folker and Mark Boyer, faculty members in political science, are the new editors of the International Studies Review.
|Photo by Allison Dibble SFA ’08
Laura Janik, a Ph.D. student in political science, serves as the managing editor.
Boyer, who has been on the faculty at UConn since 1988, specializes in research on international cooperation and conflict.
His most recent book is Defensive Internationalism. In March, he will receive the Ladd Hollist Service Award from the International Studies Association in recognition of his service to the organization.
He was also recently elected as ISA vice president for 2008-09.
Sterling-Folker came to UConn in 1994.
She specializes in international relations theory and international organization, and is the author of Theories of Cooperation and the Primacy of Anarchy (2002) and editor of Making Sense of International Relations Theory (2006).