Matthew Powers

 Matthew Powers

Contact Information

420 David Kinley Hall
1407 W Gregory Drive
1407 W Gregory Dr
M/C 713
Urbana, IL 61801
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Research Interests

  • Territoriality and Conflict
  • Evolutionary Psychology
  • Experimental design
  • Geo-Spatial Analysis
  • Terrorism
  • Civil War


  • BA Franklin & Marshall College
  • MA University of Illinois at Chicago


  • PS 283 Introduction to International Security
  • PS 101 Introduction to US Gov't and Politics
  • PS 105 Issues of Our Time
  • PS 386 International Law

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Powers, Matthew, John Vasquez, and Michael Kenwick Do Alliances Really Deter Journal of Politics 77 4 2015.
Powers, Matthew, Bryce Reeder, and Ashley Townsen Hotspot Peacekeeping International Studies Review 17 1 2015.
Powers, Matthew, and Brandon Valeriano Complex Interstate Rivals Foreign Policy Analysis 2014.
Powers, Matthew, and Seung Whan Choi Does Transnational Terrorism Reduce Foreign Direct Investment? Business-Related Versus Non-Business-Related Terrorism Journal of Peace Research 49 3 2012.
Powers, Matthew, and Brandon Valeriano United States - Mexico: Convergence of Public Policy Views in the Post-9/11 World Policy Studies Journal 38 4 2010.