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Kelly M. Kadera

Associate Professor
Department of Political Science
University of Iowa

373 Schaeffer Hall

UIowa dome
Professional Activities

Kelly Kadera portrait 2010 Kelly Kadera is an Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Political Science at the University of Iowa.  She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Illinois in 1995.  Her research uses dynamic models to understand international conflict processes.  She has published on topics such as war contagion, power relationships, global democratic peace, and democratic survival.  Her book, The Power-Conflict Story (University of Michigan Press, 2001), won the 2002 award for the Best Book in Conflict Processes from the American Political Science Association.


The sixth Journeys in World Politics workshop was held October 8th-10th at the University of Iowa, hosted by Kelly Kadera and Sara Mitchell.  The Journeys workshop brings together junior and senior women working in International Relations, including graduate students and junior faculty from over a dozen different institutions. Research presentations by junior scholars, feedback on research from conference participants, sessions on career and gender topics, and oral autobiographies by senior scholars highlighted the weekend's experience.  Beth Simmons from the Department of Government at Harvard University served as the guest senior mentor.
Copyright 2011.  Kelly M. Kadera.