Jordan Branch, winner of CIS Hayward R. Alker Postdoctoral Fellowship 2011-2012
We are delighted to welcome the winner of the 2011-12 Hayward R. Alker Post-Doctoral Fellowship competition, Jordan Branch! Below is his short bio and areas of interest.
Jordan Branch completed his Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley, in May 2011. His dissertation, “Mapping the Sovereign State: Cartographic Technology, Political Authority, and Systemic Change,” examines the political effects of new mapping technologies in early modern Europe. Maps and their use fundamentally altered how political actors conceived of space, territory, and authority, shaping the creation of our system of sovereign territorial states. Parts of his dissertation has been published in International Organization and in the European Journal of International Relations. While at CIS, Jordan plans to turn his dissertation into a book manuscript and to begin research on the potential intersections between mapping technology and political change today. Before attending Berkeley, Jordan was an Associate Editor at the Journal of Democracy in Washington, D.C., and received a B.A. in International Relations from Stanford University.
JORDAN, WELCOME TO USC!
Link to his CV and website: http://polisci.berkeley.edu/people/graduatestudents/person_detail.php?person=315
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