Keith A. Preble is a PhD candidate (international relations and comparative politics) in the Department of Political Science at the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy at the University at Albany, State University of New York.

His dissertation utilizes a three-paper framework. The overall theme of his dissertation explores who supranational and national policies in the EU affect how the EU and EU member states respond to economic sanctions. The first paper examines why sanctions busting declined among EU member states at key critical junctures in the mid-1990’s and how deepening integration through the development of the Single European Market and reforms to the Common Agricultural Policy low the propensity for sanctions busting.

Research Interests:

  1. Sanctions and economic statecraft
  2. Foreign policy of the United States and foreign policy analysis
  3. Political methodology, qualitative methods, mixed methods
  4. Politics and international relations of Southeast Asia
  5. Italian politics

Interests outside political science:

Besides political science, Keith has interest in genealogy, Italian language, art, and translation, history, photography, music (he plays the flute, recorder, and piano), traveling, and web design. Since 2005, he has operated a popular blog on Italian language that evolved into a small publishing company. Since 2014, Keith and his coauthors have published five Italian language guides and, time permitting, plan on publishing several more by the end of 2020.