Jennifer Sterling-Folker


Political Science

International Relations, International Organizations

Ph.D. University of Chicago

Professor Sterling-Folker is an international relations theorist whose writing focuses on theories of international organization, global governance and world order. She is the author of Making Sense of International Relations Theory (Lynne Rienner, 2005; 2013); Theories of International Cooperation and the Primacy of Anarchy: Explaining U.S. International Monetary Policy-Making After Bretton Woods (SUNY Press, 2002); numerous book chapters and articles that have appeared in International Studies Quarterly, International Studies Review, and Millennium. She has served as the Alan R. Bennett Honors Professor of Political Science at the University of Connecticut and, in that capacity directed the Political Science Honors Program from 2013-2019. She continues to serve as an Political Science Honors Adviser and received the 2023 recipient of the Alan R. Bennett Award for Excellence in Honors Advising and the 2019 Honors Program Faculty of the Year Award. She has served as Vice-President of the International Studies Association, Chair of ISA’s Long-Range Planning Committee, and a member of ISA’s Nominations and Publications Committees. She has served as co-editor of Review of International Studies, co-editor of International Studies Review, and an Associate Editor of International Studies Perspective.

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Jennifer Sterling-Folker
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