What I do
Austin S. Matthews is a Research Scientist at the Pardee Center. His research focuses on autocratic governance, international security, and the politics of Central and Eastern Europe. Austin received his Ph.D in Political Science from Louisiana State University and joined the Pardee Center in the fall of 2018. His work on the Diplometrics Project focuses on quantifying state interactions and transnational actors in the international system. Austin's work has been published in the British Journal of Political Science, Journal of Peace Research, Electoral Studies, and Germany Politics. He was also the recipient of a U.S. Department of State Title VIII Fellowship in Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian studies and was a 2021 Virtual/Summer Open Research Laboratory fellowship at the Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center at the University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign.
- B.A. in Psychology from Schreiner University
- M.A. in Political Science from Texas State University
- M.A. in Political Science from Louisiana State University
- Ph.D in Political Science from Louisiana State University