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Kirstin Brathwaite, PhD

Kirstin  Brathwaite
  • Assistant Professor
  • Faculty
  • Case Hall Room S352
  • 842 Chestnut Rd
  • East Lansing, MI 48825
  • 517-884-6255


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