Melinda Negrón-Gonzales is Program Coordinator of the Politics and Society Program. She has taught at UNH since fall 2008 and teaches courses on international relations and comparative politics.
Negrón-Gonzales's research interests span the following areas: international politics, Turkish Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, humanitarian intervention/responsibility to protect/human security, social movements, and democratization. She seeks to understand political and social change.
One strand of her research looks at changing ideas about humanitarian intervention - when the international community (working through the United Nations) attempts to prevent and respond to genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes. Recently, she's written about the international community's response to the humanitarian crisis in Syria, and also the Organization for Islamic Cooperation's response to ISIS terrorism in the Middle East and North Africa.
Negrón-Gonzales also conducts research on social and political change in Turkey, specifically exploring how social movements work to push democratization in Turkey. For example, one of her recent publications examines how feminist activists in Turkey have attempted to shape legislative reform and advance women's rights under an Islamic conservative government.
Political & Social Change in Developing Countries
Political Violence and Terrorism
US in World Affairs
Dictatorship & Democracy
Seminar in International Relations
Women & War
Senior Interdisciplinary Seminar in Politics & Society
Politics in Italy
Law & Society
Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Florida
M.A. in International Relations
B.A. in Anthropology with a minor in Religious Studies
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