Michael Masterson

Ph.D. Candidate | International Relations



Research Interests:

Conflict, Emotion, National Humiliation, Nationalism, China, and Machine Learning


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.