Professor, Political Science
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 and Director of the Center for Qualitative and Multi-Method Inquiry in the Maxwell School, Syracuse University. He is a co‐founder of both the International History and Politics and the Qualitative and Multi‐method Research organized sections of the American Political Science Association, and co-director of the annual summer Institute for Qualitative and Multi-Method Research. He co-directs (with Diana Kapiszewski, Georgetown University) the Qualitative Data Repository. He is series co-editor (with John Gerring, Boston University and James Mahoney, Northwestern University) of the Cambridge University Press Strategies for Social Inquiry book series, and (with Diana Kapiszewski and James Mahoney) the new Methods for Social Inquiry book series. Elman co-chairs (with Arthur Lupia, University of Michigan) the American Political Science Association's committee on Data Access and Research Transparency (DA-RT). 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 articles 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, Political Science & Politics, and Security Studies.