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Jonathan M.

Powell
April 2010

1615 Patterson Office Tower Fax: 859-257-7034


Department of Political Science Phone: 859-619-6632
University of Kentucky jonathan.powell@uky.edu
Lexington, KY 40506-0027 www.jonathanmpowell.com

Education
Ph.D., University of Kentucky, Expected May 2011
Committee: Karen Mingst (co-chair), Clayton Thyne (co-chair), Emily Beaulieu, Horace
Bartilow, and Robert Olson (Department of History)

Master of Arts, Political Science, Eastern Kentucky University, 2007


Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude, Anthropology, Western Kentucky University, 2005

Research Interests
International Relations (Conflict Processes, International Organizations)
Comparative Politics (Civil-Military Relations, Democratization, Africa and the Middle East)

Publications
Powell, Jonathan M. and Clayton L. Thyne. 2011. “Global Instances of Coups d’etat from 1950-
2009: A New Dataset.” Journal of Peace Research 48(1) (tentative).

Under Review
“Determinants of the Attempting and Outcome of Coups d’etat.” Invited to revise and resubmit
at the Journal of Conflict Resolution.

Conference Papers
“Regime Vulnerability and the Diversionary Threat of Force,” presented at the Midwest Political
Science Association 68th Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, April 22-25, 2010.

“Military Diversion in Non-Democracies,” presented at the Annual Conference of the


International Studies Association – Southern Region, Nashville, TN, October 2009.
*Jim Winkates Graduate Student Paper Competition Runner-Up.

“Regime Vulnerability and the Diversionary Threat of Force,” presented at the American
Political Science Association 105th Annual Meeting, Toronto, September 2009.

“Soldier Quality and the Outcome of United Nations Interventions,” coauthored with Dan Morey
and J.D. Choi, presented at the Midwest Political Science Association 67th Annual Conference,
Chicago, IL, April 2009.
“Global Instances of Coups d’etat from 1950-2008: A New Dataset” coauthored with Clayton
th
Thyne, presented at the International Studies Association 50 Annual Convention, New York,
NY, February 2009.

“Explaining the Occurrence and Outcome of Coups d’etat,” presented at the Southern Political
Science Association 80th Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, January 2009.

“Determinants of the Occurrence and Outcome of Coups d’etat.” Presented at the Annual
Conference of the International Studies Association – Southern Region, South Ashland, VA,
October 2008.
*Grand Prize winner, graduate student paper competition

“Interventions into Ethnic Conflict,” coauthored with Dan Morey and J.D. Choi, presented at the
American Political Science Association 104th Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, August 2008.

Awards
• Jim Winkates Graduate Student Paper Competition (2nd Place), International Studies
Association – South ($200). October 2009.
• Travel Grant, International Studies Association – South ($150). October 2009.
• Travel Grant, American Political Science Association ($200). September 2009.
• Prestage-Cook Award. Southern Political Science Association ($250). January 2009
• Grand Prize Winner, Graduate Student Paper Competition. International Studies
Association – South ($250). October 2008.
• Travel Grant, International Studies Association – South ($150). October 2008.
• Travel Grant, University of Kentucky Graduate School ($300). August 2008.

Positions
Instructor, University of Kentucky, 2008-present
Teaching Assistant, University of Kentucky, 2007-Present.

Teaching
PS 101 American Government (Spring 2008 and Fall 2008)
PS 210 Introduction to Comparative Politics (Spring 2009)
PS 235 Introduction to International Relations (Summer 2010)
PS 372 Introduction to Political Methodology (Fall 2009)

Professional Service
Chair and Discussant. “The Significance of NGOs and Other Non-State Actors.” Annual
Conference of the International Studies Association – Southern Region. October 16-17, 2009.
Professional Affiliations
American Political Science Association, 2007-present
International Studies Association, 2007-present
Midwest Political Science Association, 2007-present
Peace Science Society, 2007-present
Southern Political Science Association, 2008-present

References
Karen Mingst, Lockwood Chair Professor
Patterson School of Diplomacy
441 Patterson Office Tower
Lexington, KY 40506-0027
(859)257-7043
kmingst@email.uky.edu

Clayton Thyne, Assistant Professor


Department of Political Science
1651 Patterson Office Tower
Lexington, KY 40506-0027
(859)257-6958
clayton.thyne@uky.edu

Daniel S. Morey, Assistant Professor


Department of Political Science
1631 Patterson Office Tower
Lexington, KY 40506-0027
(859) 257-4234
daniel-morey@uky.edu

Robert Olson, Professor


Department of History
1751 Patterson Office Tower
Lexington, KY 40506-0027
(859) 257-4346
hisposta@uky.edu