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Michael Masterson

Ph.D. Candidate
International Relations
Research Interests: 
Conflict, Emotions, National Humiliation, Nationalism, China, and Machine Learning

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Michael is a Ph.D. candidate writing a dissertation on when political leaders use national humiliation narratives as a political strategy and the unintended effects of these narratives and the emotions they evoke on foreign policy. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Joint B.A./M.A. in global studies with political science as his second undergraduate major and a minor in Chinese.