Brandon Ives

Doctoral Candidate

Brandon Ives is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Government and Politics at the University of Maryland.  His research lies at the intersection of international relations and comparative politics, with a focus on identity and its implications for violent and non-violent political behavior.  

Before entering the Ph.D. program at UMD, Brandon spent significant time in Asia and the Middle East, focusing on language acquisition, photography, and issues of identity. 


Areas of Interest:
  • Identity, ethnic protest, civil conflict, Syria and the Middle East
Personal Website:
  • MA University of Maryland, College Park
  • BA University of California, Santa Barbara
Course Name Course Title Semester Semester Syllabus
GVPT241 The Study of Political Philosophy: Ancient and Modern Fall 2017 Syllabus
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Department of Government and Politics
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