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Jennifer M. Ramos is Associate Professor of Political Science at Loyola Marymount University. Her research focuses on understanding the causes and consequences of political change, with an emphasis on the role of ideas, norms, and identity. In addition, she specializes in US public opinion and foreign policy. Her current research interests include religion and foreign policy preferences, drone warfare, and the preventive use of force. She co-organized a conference held in April 2014 at LMU on Preventive Force: Target Killings and Technology.
Professor Ramos' latest book is Changing Norms through Actions: The Evolution of Sovereignty (Oxford UP, 2013). She co-edited a volume, iPolitics: Citizens, Elections and Governing in the New Media Era (Cambridge UP, 2012) with Richard L. Fox, regarding the effects of new media in politics at home and abroad. She has published in Journal of Politics, Public Opinion Quarterly, Journal of Political Ideologies, Human Rights Review, and International Studies Perspectives. With a passion for international relations, she has lived, worked, researched and studied in a number of countries, including The Netherlands, Austria, France, Germany, and Mexico. Her recent experiential learning courses include trips to the United Nations in New York to study human rights, and a trip to Belfast, Northern Ireland to examine peace and reconciliation.
Introduction to International Relations
Empirical Approaches to Politics
US Foreign Policy
Politics of the European Union
Global Human Rights
Senior Honors Theses
Ph.D. Political Science, University of California, Davis. June 2008.
M.A. International Relations, San Francisco State University, 2001.
B.A. International Relations and German, University of California, Davis, 1995.