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Since August 2022, Keith A. Preble has been a visiting assistant professor of political science at Miami University (Oxford, OH).

He received his PhD in Political Science from the Department of Political Science at Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy at the University at Albany, State University of New York with a focus on international relations and comparative politics in December 2021.

His dissertation, entitled “Economic sanctions and opportunism,” explores the ways in which third-party states and their firms take advantage of opportunities that emerge when economic sanctions and arms embargoes are implemented.

Research Interests:

  • Economic statecraft (sanctions, foreign aid, strategic trade, institutionalized economic cooperation)
  • Economic sanctions (including arms embargoes) and enforcement
  • US foreign policy
  • Foreign policy analysis
  • International trade (especially arms trade and strategic trade)
  • Proliferation financing
  • Quantitative and qualitative methods

Regional Interests:

  • Europe/European Union (especially Italian politics)
  • DPRK
  • Southeast Asia

Trading with Pariahs Project:

One of my research projects involves studying how social networks and network connections between states impacts the effectiveness of economic sanctions.

A geospatial network map across time from my recent article with Charmaine Willis, “Trading with Pariahs: International Trade and North Korean Sanctions,” which is currently under review.

He has taught the following undergraduate courses from Introduction to US Politics to Global Goverance. Visit the Teaching tab for copies of previous syllabi and course activities.

Interests outside political science:
Besides political science, Keith has an 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. In 2021, the web site has shift operations to Substack in order to reach a larger audience, https://paroladelgiorno.substack.com.