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  • Jennifer Spindel is an assistant professor of political science at the University of New Hampshire. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. Her research focuses on international security, foreign policy, alliances, and civil-military relations, and she is interested in how political actors signal their intentions and beliefs. Her current book project argues that states use arms transfers to send signals about their political alignment, even when the weapon does not affect the balance of power. The book draws on fieldwork she conducted at international weapons exhibitions, as well as documents she collected from U.S. national and presidential archives.
  • Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2021 A Call to Arms for Climate Change? How Military Service Member Concern About Climate Change Can Inform Effective Climate CommunicationEnvironmental Communication.  15:85-98. 2021
    2020 Taking Social Cohesion to Task: Perceptions of Transgender Military Inclusion and Concepts of CohesionJournal of Global Security Studies.  5:80-96. 2020
    2020 When OK is Not OK: Public Concern About White Nationalism in the U.S. MilitaryArmed Forces and Society.  0095327X2091839-0095327X2091839. 2020
    2018 Divided Priorities: Why and When Allies Differ Over Military InterventionSecurity Studies.  27:575-606. 2018

    Teaching Activities

  • Strategy&Natl Security Policy Taught course 2020
  • United States in World Affairs Taught course 2020
  • Education And Training

    Full Name

  • Jen Spindel