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Audie Klotz

Audie Klotz

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330 Eggers Hall

Audie Klotz

Professor, Political Science Department

Research Affiliate, Maxwell African Scholars Union


  • 2024 Spring
    • PSC 231 Canadian Politics
    • PSC 758 Global Migration
  • 2023 Fall
    • PSC 469 Global Migration
    • PSC 200 Selected Topics - Immigration Pol & Policy
  • 2023 Spring
    • PSC 694 Qualitative Political Analysis
    • PSC 651 Theories of International Relations
  • 2022 Spring
    • PSC 352 International Law
    • PSC 694 Qualitative Political Analysis

Highest degree earned

Ph.D., Cornell University, 1991

Areas of Expertise

International relations, qualitative methods, global and comparative immigration policy, global governance and transnational activism

Research Interests

Currently I am returning to a focus on international norms and transnational social movements, while continuing to analyze migration (especially in the former British Empire) and always South Africa (especially its foreign policy).

Research Grant Awards and Projects

"Seminar on the Effectiveness of Human Rights Treaties", Sponsored by CUSE Grants - Interdisciplinary Seminar Grant.

"Enabling Justice? State Cooperation with the International Criminal Court: Doctoral Dissertation Research", Sponsored by National Science Foundation.

Selected Publications

  • Books
    • Klotz, A., Migration and National Identity in South Africa, 1860-2010. Cambridge University Press, 2013.
    • Sohn, H. (Translator), Lee, J. (Translator), Klotz, A. and Lynch, C., Strategies for Research in Constructivist International Relations (Korean version). Kyung Hee University Press, 2011.
    • Qualitative Methods in International Relations. Klotz, A., Prakash, D. (eds.) Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
    • Klotz, A., Lynch, C., Strategies for Research in Constructivist International Relations. Routledge / M.E.Sharpe , 2007.
    • How Sanctions Work: Lessons from South Africa. Crawford, N., Klotz, A. (eds.) Macmillan/St. Martin's, 1999.
    • Klotz, A., Norms in International Relations: The Struggle against Apartheid. Cornell University Press, 1995.
  • Journal Articles
  • Book Chapters
    • Klotz, A., "Historical Roots of South African Ambivalence toward "Africa"." In Who Gives to Whom? Reframing Africa in the Humanitarian Imaginary. Kemedjio, C., Lynch, C. (eds.) Palgrave, 2024.
    • Klotz, A., "Racialized Threats and Security Rationales in U.S. Immigration Policies." In Chaos Reconsidered: The Liberal Order and the Future of International Politics. Jervis, R., Labrosse, D., Goddard, S. and Rovner, J. (eds.) Columbia University Press, 2023.
    • Klotz, A., "The Southern African Migration System." In Understanding Global Migration. Hollifield, J., Foley, N. (eds.) Stanford University Press, 2022.
    • Klotz, A., "Migration." In Oxford Handbook of International Security. Oxford University Press, 2018.
    • Klotz, A., "The Power of Prejudice: The Race Gap in Constructivist International Relations Scholarship." In Constructivism and Its Critics. Bertucci, M., Hayes, J. and James, P. (eds.) University of Michigan Press, 2018.
    • Klotz, A., "Racial Inequality." In Globalization of International Society. Dunne, T., Reus-Smit, C. (eds.) Oxford University Press, 2017.
    • Klotz, A., "The Imperial Self: A Perspective on Anglo-America from South Africa, India and Ireland." In Anglo-America and Its Discontents: Civilizational Identities Beyond West and East. Katzenstein, P. (ed.) Routledge, 2012.
  • Book Review
  • Essay
    • Klotz, A., "We Need More Epiphanies." Constructivist Foundations, 2021.
  • Magazine/Trade Publications
    • Klotz, A., "Racialized Threats and Security Rationales in U.S. Immigration Policies." H-Diplo/ISSF Policy Series America and the World: The Effects of the Trump Presidency, 2022.
    • Klotz, A., "Incorporating Race into Introductory International Relations Courses." e-IR blog, 2020.
    • Klotz, A., "Security (Still) Trumps Rights in South African Migration Policies." Shifting Power and Human Rights Diplomacy: South Africa, 2016.
    • Klotz, A., Ilgit, A., "Germany: Epicenter of the EU Migration Crisis." World Financial Review, 2015.
  • Newsletter
    • Klotz, A., Ilgit, A., "Germany: Yet Another Migration Debate?." CIPSblog, Centre for International Policy Studies, 2018.

Presentations and Events

International Studies Association, "Gender Equality in Nationality Policies" (March, 2023)

Klotz, A., Boehme, F., International Studies Association Northeast, "A Genealogy of Apartheid in International Law" (November, 2022)

Honors and Accolades

Wasserstrom Prize, Syracuse University (May, 2023)

Distinguished Scholar Award, International Organization (IO) section, International Studies Association (2020)

Distinguished Scholar Award, Ethnicity, Nationalism and Migration (ENMISA) section, International Studies Association (2018)

Tickner Award for innovative scholarship and exceptional mentoring, International Studies Association (2014)

Excellence in Graduate Education Faculty Recognition Award, Graduate School, Syracuse University (2008)