Hi! I'm Marissa
I am currently a Political Science PhD candidate and Instructor at the University of Mississippi. My fields of study are International Relations and Comparative Politics and I teach introductory courses in each of these subfields. I was awarded University of Mississippi Graduate Instructor of the Year for the 2017-2018 academic year for my Introduction to International Relations class.
My research focuses broadly on international cooperation, international governmental organizations (IGOs), and the effect of domestic political interests on IGO membership and design. I am also currently working on research investigating the role of reputation on alliance formation and design, which was presented at the Midwest Political Science Association annual meeting in Chicago in April of 2019.