Sara Mitchell

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Position: 
Professor
Discipline or Department: 
Political Science
Institution: 
University of Iowa
City: 
Iowa City
State: 
IA
Zip: 
52242
Email: 
sara-mitchell{at}uiowa{dot}edu
Teaching Interests: 
International Relations: International Conflict, International Conflict Management, International Organizations/Norms, Environmental Issues, International Courts, Civil Wars Political Methodology: Introductory Statistics/Probability Theory, Time Series Analysis
Research interests: 
International conflict, democratic peace, international organizations, diversionary theory, international courts, conflict management, territorial, maritime, and river issues, and time series analysis.

Sara McLaughlin Mitchell is Professor of Political Science and Collegiate Scholar at the University of Iowa.  She received her Ph.D. in Political Science at Michigan State University in 1997.  She is Co-Director of the Issue Correlates of War Project (http://www.paulhensel.org/icow.html) and an Associate Editor of Foreign Policy Analysis.  She is coauthor of Domestic Law Goes Global: Legal Traditions and International Courts (Cambridge University Press, 2011), she has edited three special journal issues, and she has published more than two dozen journal articles and book chapters.  She is the recipient of four major research awards from the National Science Foundation, as well as numerous research grants from the University of Iowa and Florida State University.  Her areas of expertise include international conflict, democratic peace, international organizations, diversionary theory, international courts, conflict management, territorial, maritime, and river issues, and time series analysis.

Professor Mitchell is co-founder of the Journeys in World Politics workshop, a mentoring workshop for junior women studying international relations (http://www.saramitchell.org/journeys.html). She is the former chair of the Status of Women Committee for the International Studies Association and the former chair of the Diversity Committee for the Political Methodology Section of the American Political Science Association.  She was co-host of the second Visions in Methodology (VIM) conference at the University of Iowa, a workshop modeled after the Journeys workshop to promote diversity in the political methodology group (http://www.saramitchell.org/vim.html). Mitchell serves on the editorial boards of a number of academic journals including Conflict Management and Peace Science, Journal of Politics, International Studies Quarterly, International Interactions, and Political Analysis.  She received the Faculty Scholar Award from the University of Iowa in 2007-2010.


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