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Colin Elman

Colin Elman

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347 Eggers Hall

Colin Elman

Professor, Political Science Department

Director, Center for Qualitative and Multi-Method Inquiry

Director, Qualitative Data Repository

Highest degree earned

Ph.D., Columbia University, 1999


Colin Elman is professor of political science. Elman is (with Miriam Fendius Elman) the co‐editor of "Progress in International Relations Theory: Appraising the Field" (MIT Press); and "Bridges and Boundaries: Historians, Political Scientists, and the Study of International Relations" (MIT Press); (with John Vasquez) of "Realism and the Balancing of Power: A New Debate" (Prentice Hall); and (with Michael Jensen) of the "Realism Reader" (Routledge).

Elman has published in the American Political Science Review, the Annual Review of Political Science, Comparative Political Studies, the International History Review, International Organization, International Security, International Studies Quarterly, Millennium, Perspectives on Politics, Sociological Methods & Research, Political Science & Politics, and Security Studies.

Areas of Expertise

International relations, national security, qualitative methods