Michigan State University

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Brathwaite, Kirstin

Assistant Professor

MA, Ph.D, Political Science, University of Notre Dame; MA, Comparative Ethnic Conflict, Queens University, Belfast

Case Hall
842 Chestnut Rd Room S352
East Lansing, MI 48825
Office Hours: Wednesdays 4:30pm-5:30pm and Thursdays 10am-noon


Kirstin received an MA in Comparative Ethnic Conflict from Queens University, Belfast and an MA and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Notre Dame. She specializes in International Relations and is interested in questions of nationalism, identity and military conflict. Her current research focuses on the role of national identity in military combat effectiveness and the role of gender norms in violence against civilians. She teaches a broad range of courses, including Introduction to World Politics, Foreign Policy, and International Security.


Kirstin Brathwaite has a guest post in the international blog, "Duck of Minerva:" Excluding Women from the Band of Brothers: the False Flag of Small Unit Cohesion