- Dr. Jessica Auchter
- UC Foundation Associate Professor Guerry Professor
- Political Science & Public Service
- Ph.D., Arizona State University, 2012
- (423) 425-5850
- 308 Pfeiffer
Dr. Auchter joined the department in fall 2012. Her main research and teaching interests lie in the field of International Relations. She has published articles in Review of International Studies, International Feminist Journal of Politics, Journal of Global Security Studies, Hyperrhiz, Ethnicity Studies, Journal for Cultural Research, and Critical Studies on Security, and several chapters in edited volume projects. Her book, The Politics of Haunting and Memory in International Relations, was published by Routledge in 2014.
She is the recipient of the Fred Hartmann paper award from the International Studies Association for her research on memorials to undocumented immigrants who die crossing the US-Mexico border. She is also the recipient of the Dean’s Award for Excellence: Promising Young Scholar, in 2016. Dr. Auchter also serves as an associate editor for the Journal of International Relations and Development, on the editorial board for the Journal of Narrative Politics, and on the editorial communications team for the journal International Political Sociology, and on the governing council of the International Studies Association Northeast, where she is their Vice-President in 2016. She regularly presents her research at national and international conferences.
She offers courses in the areas of American Foreign Policy, Security Studies and Terrorism, Humanitarianism and Humanitarian Intervention, Gender and Global Violence, Political Violence, Genocide, and African and Middle East Politics, and is willing to supervise honors thesis projects on these and related topics. She also led a service learning study abroad trip to Cambodia in summer 2016 and to Kenya in summer 2018. In 2018 she won the College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Teaching Award.