Matthew Krain

Matthew Krain


Department/Affiliation: Political Science, Global and International Studies
Phone: 330-263-2469
Office Address: 104 Kauke


  • B.A., Binghamton University 1992
  • Ph.D., Indiana University 1998

Courses Taught

  • PSCI 226: International Political Economy
  • PSCI 227: Theories of International Relations

Dr. Krain regularly teaches Introduction to International Relations, and upper level courses on Large-Scale Political Violence, International Political Economy, Theories of International Relations, and Research Methods & Design. 



  • Author of Repression and Accommodation in Post-Revolutionary States (St. Martin's Press, 2000)
  • Co-editor of Globalization and the Challenges of a New Century (Indiana University Press, 2000)
  • His articles have appeared in International Studies Quarterly, The Journal of Conflict Resolution, Comparative Political Studies, International Interactions, International Studies Perspectives, and Human Rights Quarterly (among others).

Research Interests

Dr. Krain teaches a range of courses in international relations and comparative politics, including Introduction to International Relations, Theories of International Relations, International Political Economy, Political Science Research Methods and Design, and Large-Scale Political Violence.  His research examines the causes of consequences of repression and large-scale political violence, and the role of both of the state and the international community in causing, mitigating or preventing conflict and violence.