Assistant Professor in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Jarrod Hayes received his PhD in Politics and International Relations from the University of Southern California in 2009. From 2009 to 2010, he was the ConocoPhillips Assistant Professor of International Relations at the University of Oklahoma, a joint appointment between the Department of Political Science and the School of International and Area Studies. He has taught courses on International Relations theory, comparative national security, and international security. His research interests fit most neatly into the areas of international security and foreign policy analysis.
Currently his research focuses on the role of identity in the construction of security within democracies, although his research interests are considerably broader and include issues in environmental security, nuclear weapons proliferation, international rivalries, international relations theory, strategy and arms control, and regional level foreign policy and security dynamics in Europe, South Asia, and East Asia. His work has been published in the European Journal of International Relations, International Organization, and International Studies Quarterly. He also currently has a book under contract with Cambridge University Press. Dr. Hayes is a member of, and regularly presents at the annual conferences of, the International Studies Association and the American Political Science Association.