I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of South Carolina. You can contact me at timothy [dot] peterson [at] sc.edu.

I am also an Editor for International Studies Review.

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My research encompasses topics in foreign policy, international political economy, armed conflict, and human rights. Primarily, I explore the increasingly nuanced and often multilateral processes connecting international economics to global politics. Second, I examine the determinants and consequences of US foreign policy, with an emphasis on the use of economic sanctions and foreign aid. Third, I explore the consequence of variation in democratic institutions and human rights practices for a variety of political outcomes. Current research projects include an examination of how commodity trade networks influence vulnerability to economic sanctions, and a study of how individual attitudes on foreign aid could follow from mechanisms associated with pork-barrel politics.