Profile: Brent Steele - Professor of Political Science and International Relations

Brent Steele - Professor of Political Science and International Relations

Brent J. Steele is the Francis D. Wormuth Presidential Chair, Professor and Department Chair of Political Science at the University of Utah. He researches and teaches courses on US foreign policy, international security, international relations theory, and international ethics. He is the author of four books, including the recently published Restraint in International Politics (Cambridge University Press), and has a forthcoming co-authored fifth book, Vicarious Identity in International Relations (Oxford University Press) in production. He is the co-editor of four books and four journal special issues, co-editor of the recently published Routledge Handbook on Ethics in International Relations, and published thirty-five articles in a number of international studies and political science journals, most recently in the Journal of Global Security Studies and International Theory.

Brent Steele's COVID-19 Diary

09 Jul 2020 : Mid-summer in the DIY country: US Sports Talk as Pandemic Expertise

The Do It Yourself, American Exceptionalism approach to the pandemic rolls on in the United States. While most of the rest of the world has suppressed Covid, the US is a country experiencing déjà vu. It is a land where daily records are now being set for new cases. But it is mainly the land of again. Where the ICU’s and hospitals are o...  Read this >>

Brent Steele, Professor of Political Science and International Relations

15 May 2020 : The frustrations of comparative US cases during Covid: Michigan, Iowa, Utah

The frustrations of comparative US cases during Covid: Michigan, Iowa, Utah   The United States has become a bit of a laughingstock internationally. Perhaps it always has been, but its collective response to the Covid-19 pandemic seems to have turned that laughter into a mixture of horror, scorn, and pity. The US has as of this writing the most de...  Read this >>

Brent Steele, Professor of Political Science and International Relations

23 Apr 2020 : Reflective Essay for my Intro to IR class

Note: I assigned an optional reflective essay to my POLS 2100 Intro to International Relations course here at the University of Utah this Spring once the pandemic turned our class to an online format. It asked students to consider International Relations in light of the pandemic. Before the students had to start their essays, I thought it was useful to do...  Read this >>

Brent Steele, Professor of Political Science and International Relations

© 2020, All rights reserved. Views expressed are those of individual contributors. Privacy Policy