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Dr. Sidita Kushi

Dr. Sidita Kushi
Assistant Professor of Political Science; Co-coordinator for the Democratic Governance and Leadership Program
Dr. Guy C. Clifford House, Room 101
BA, St. John Fisher University
MA, PhD, Northeastern University

Sidita Kushi is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Bridgewater State University and a Non-Residential Fellow at the Center for Strategic Studies (CSS) at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University. She teaches courses on international relations, U.S. foreign policy, globalization and global governance, and quantitative methods. She served as a research director at the Center for Strategic Studies, where she led the Military Intervention Project (MIP). She is the author of Dying by the Sword: The Militarization of U.S. Foreign Policy (2023, Oxford University Press) and academic articles on military interventions, intrastate conflict, and the gendered dynamics of economic crises, published in The Journal of Conflict Resolution, International Relations, Comparative European Politics, European Security, World Affairs, International Labour Review, Mediterranean Quarterly, amongst others. Her second book, From Kosovo to Darfur: Why Humanitarian Militarism Favors the West, is forthcoming from the University of Michigan Press. Sidita also contributes to public scholarship within Foreign Affairs, The Washington Post, MSNBC, The National Interest, and more. Sidita specializes in mixed-methods research and has produced datasets on the regional selectivity of humanitarian military interventions, trends on U.S. military interventions, and policy responses to global economic crisis. Sidita previously served as a Lecturer in International Relations and Statistics at Northeastern University, where she won an Outstanding Teaching Award, and as a Poli/Econ researcher at the U.S. Department of State.

Area of Expertise
International Relations, International Security, International Political Economy, Quantitative Methods, Comparative Politics, Military Interventions, Balkan Politics, Gender and Labor Markets, Economic Crises