Dr. Kay Knickrehm image


Kay Monaghan Knickrehm received her B.A. from the University of Georgia and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Maryland. Her fields are comparative politics (development) and research methods. She teaches global politics, cross national research skills and political development. For the last eight years, she has been a project leader for the Mine Action Information Center at JMU. In this capacity she has organized international conferences, conducted survey research pertaining to revising the UN's international standards for mine clearance and conducted research in Thailand and Ethiopia on the socioeconomic impact of landmines. She has published in Women in Politics, the Journal of Political Science, Journal of Black Studies and Journal of Refugee Studies. She has co-authored three international relations textbooks with Glenn Hastedt including most recently International Politics in a Changing World (Longman Publishers). Currently, she is working on a cross-disciplinary research project applying selective investment theory (from evolutionary psychology) to the politics of ethnic conflict. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Golden Key and Pi Sigma Alpha honor societies. Before her retirement, Dr. Knickrehm served as the first Associate Dean of JMU's School of Public and International Affairs.


Department of Political Science
James Madison University
91 E Grace St., MSC 7705
Harrisonburg, VA 22807

Back to Top