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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.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2023 Arms for influence? The limits of Great Power leverageEuropean Journal of International Security.  8:395-412. 2023
    2022 The Unintended Consequences of Arms EmbargoesForeign Policy Analysis.  19. 2022
    2022 Public Attitudes Toward Diversity, Promotion, and Leadership in the US MilitaryArmed Forces and Society.  0095327X2211176-0095327X2211176. 2022
    2022 The Effects of The COVID-19 Pandemic on Primary Prevention.American Journal of the Medical Sciences.  363:204-205. 2022
    2022 When OK is Not OK: Public Concern About White Nationalism in the U.S. MilitaryArmed Forces and Society.  48:228-239. 2022
    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
    2018 Divided Priorities: Why and When Allies Differ Over Military InterventionSecurity Studies.  27:575-606. 2018


    Year Title
    2024 Qualitative Social Network Analysis 2024
    2023 CHAPTER 16. TRUMP’S TRANSACTIONAL FOLLIES.  168-180. 2023

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    Teaching Activities

  • Advanced Study Taught course
  • Political Science Pro-Seminar Taught course
  • Strategy&Natl Security Policy Taught course
  • Independent Study Taught course 2023
  • International Security Taught course 2023
  • Seminar/Technology & War Taught course 2023
  • Strategy&Natl Security Policy Taught course 2022
  • International Security Taught course 2022
  • Selected Topics Intl Politics Taught course 2022
  • Seminar/Technology and War Taught course 2021
  • Strategy&Natl Security Policy Taught course 2021
  • Global Issues Intrntnl Affairs Taught course 2021
  • Top/International Security Taught course 2021
  • Strategy&Natl Security Policy Taught course 2020
  • United States in World Affairs Taught course 2020
  • Education And Training

    Full Name

  • Jen Spindel