Ryan Kennedy

Ryan Kennedy

Visiting Research Assistant Professor of Political Science
education PhD, 2008, Political Science, The Ohio State University
Mailing address 132 NI
360 Huntington Avenue,
Boston, MA 02115

Ryan Kennedy (PhD, Ohio State University, 2008) is a visiting assistant professor in the Lazer Lab and the Department of Political Science at Northeastern University. He is also an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Houston and an affiliate of the Institute for Quantitative Social Science at Harvard University. He specializes in comparative politics, international relations, and computational social science. His previous work has been published in the American Political Science Review, the Journal of Politics, and International Studies Quarterly, among others. He has been awarded the 2010 Heinz I. Eulau Award for best article published in the American Political Science Review and the 2013 Ross M. Lence Teaching Excellence Award (University of Houston), among other honors.

Selected Publications

Peer Reviewed Articles

Kennedy, Ryan. Forthcoming. “Fading Colours? A Synthetic Comparative Case Study of the Impact of ‘Colour Revolutions’.” Comparative Politics.

Kennedy, Ryan. Forthcoming (Published Online 2012). “The Role of Supranational Identity in Promoting Democratic Values.” European Union Politics.

Kennedy, Ryan and Lydia Tiede. Forthcoming. “Economic Development Assumptions and the Elusive Curse of Oil.” International Studies Quarterly.

Kennedy, Ryan and Matthew Dickenson. Forthcoming (Published Online 2012). “Beyond East and West: An Analysis of Turkish Foreign Policy Attitudes.” Foreign Policy Analysis.

Kennedy, Ryan. 2010. “Supranational Identity, Democratic Attitudes, and Political Participation: The Case of Moldova.” European Union Politics, 11(4): 511-532.

Kennedy, Ryan. 2010. “The Contradiction of Modernization: A Conditional Model of Endogenous Democratization.” Journal of Politics, 72(3): 785-798.

Neblo, Michael A., Kevin M. Esterling, Ryan P. Kennedy, David M. Lazer, and Anand E. Sokhey. 2010. “Who Wants to Deliberate – and Why?” American Political Science Review, 104(3): 566-583.

Kennedy, Ryan. 2009. “Survival and Accountability: An Analysis of the Empirical Support for ‘Selectorate Theory.’” International Studies Quarterly, 53(3): 695-714.

Kennedy, Ryan. 2007. “Fragments of Economic Accountability and Trade Policy.” Foreign Policy Analysis, 3(2): 145-169.

Kennedy, Ryan. 2006. “A Colorless Election: The 2005 Presidential Elections in Kazakhstan and What it Means for the Future of the Opposition.” Problems in Post-Communism, 53: 46-58.

Ishiyama, John T. and Ryan Kennedy. 2001. “Mixed Electoral Systems, Super Presidentialism, Candidate Recruitment and Political Party Development in Russia, Ukraine, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan.” Europe-Asia Studies, 53(8): 1177-1191.

Kennedy, Ryan and John T. Ishiyama. 2001. “Writing Rights: Factors Influencing the Strength of Rights Clauses in Post-Communist Countries.” The Journal of Political Science, 29: 1-29.

Book Chapters

Dickenson, Matthew and Ryan Kennedy. 2011. “Attitudes Towards East and West in Turkish  Public Opinion.” In Kilic Kanat, Kadir Ustun, and Nuh Yilmaz (eds). History, Politics, and Foreign Policy in Turkey. Ankara, Turkey: SETA.

Kennedy, Ryan. 2010. “A Quiet Revolution? Moldova’s 2005 Parliamentary Elections and the Influence of the Colour Revolutions.” In Donnacha O’Beachain and Abel Polese (eds.), The Colour Revolutions in the Former Soviet Republics. London: Routledge.

Kennedy, Ryan. 2010. “In the ‘new Great Game,’ who is getting played? The effect of Chinese investment in Kazakhstan’s oil sector.” In Andrea Kendall-Taylor, Heidi Kjaernet, and Indra Overland (eds.), Caspian Petro-Politics: Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, and Turkmenistan. London: Routledge.  (Re-published by the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs as a 2009 RussCasp Working Paper.)


Selected Honors & Awards

University of Houston

Ross M. Lence Teaching Excellence Award, 2013.

Heinz I. Eulau Award for best article published in the American Political Science Review in 2010.

The Ohio State University

F.E. Peacock Award for best paper presented by a graduate student at the International Studies Association – Midwest conference, 2003.

F.E. Peacock Award for best paper presented by a graduate student at the International Studies Association – Midwest conference, 2001.

Distinguished University Fellowship, 2001-2006.

Program for Excellence in Graduate Studies Grant, 2001-2006.

Truman State University

Phi Beta Kappa (academic honorary), 2001.

Outstanding Student in Political Science, 2001.

National Champion, National Parliamentary Debate Association, 2000.

Secretary, Truman State University Student Senate, 1999-2000.

Phi Kappa Phi (academic honorary), 1999.

Omicron Delta Kappa (leadership honorary), 1999.

Pi Kappa Delta (speech and debate honorary), 1997.

Truman Leadership Award, 1997-2001.

Institute of Youth

Outstanding Student in Russian Studies, 2000

Professional Associations & Affiliations

American Political Science Association

Midwest Political Science Association

International Studies Association