Colin Elman

Professor, Political Science

Colin Elman

Contact Information

347 Eggers Hall
(315) 443-4068

Director, Center for Qualitative and Multi-Method Inquiry
Director, Qualitative Data Repository


Ph.D., Columbia University, 1999


International relations, national security, qualitative methods



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.