Political Science

Ghashia Kiyani, Professor

Contact Information:
Morgan Hall 426
GO-Kiyani@wiu.edu  https://sites.google.com/view/ghashiakiyani/home


Ph. D., Kansas State University 2021

Ghashia Kiyani received her Masters degree in Political Science from Western Illinois University and her Masters in Public Administration from Kansas State University in 2016. She received her Ph.D. in Security Studies from Kansas State University. Dr. Kiyani is also a Donald R. Beall Defense Fellow at Naval Postgraduate School at Monterey, California. Her main research interests include political violence, civil-military relations, and international security.

Courses Taught:

POLS 228 Fundamentals of International Relations
POLS 435G Introduction to International Law
POLS 475 Civil-Military Relations and International Security
POLS 553 Seminar on International Relations
POLS 501 Independent Study
STAT 171 Introduction to Statistics
Faculty Advisor for Midwest Model UN

Research Interests:

Political Violence, Civil-Military Relations, International Security

Recent Publications:

Sanctions, Civil-Military Friction, and Coups, (with Ryan Yu-Lin Liou, Amanda Murdie, and Dursen Peksen) 2023, Armed Forces and Society.

New Evidence that Naming and Shaming Influences State Human Rights Practices, (with Yuan Zhou and Charles Crabtree), 2022, Journal of Human Rights.

US Aid and Substitution of Rights Violations, 2021, Conflict Management and Peace Science.

Civil-Military Relations and Human Rights Violations, (with Amanda Murdie, Sam Bell and Chad Clay), 2021, Armed Forces and Society.

Coup-proofing and Political Violence: The case of Iraq, 2021, Middle Eastern Studies.

Unintended Restrictions: Women's Rights INGOs and Women's Civil Society Restrictions, (with Amanda Murdie), 2020, Human Rights Review.

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