Shannon P. Carcelli

Shannon P. Carcelli

 

I am an Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland, College Park Department of Government and Politics, where I study international political economy and American foreign policy.

I study the role of legislative and bureaucratic institutions in foreign policy, especially in the United States. In my dissertation, I found that the process of bargaining and vote-buying, often necessary to create congressional coalitions, can cause states to lose their foreign aid edge to a complicated, ineffective bureaucracy. In a book project stemming from my dissertation, I am expanding the analysis to determine the role of the US congressional policymaking process in trade, military basing and acquisitions, and immigration.

I hold a PhD in political science from the University of California San Diego and a BA from Carleton College, in addition to three years’ experience working in the field of international development and six months’ field research interviewing foreign policy experts in Washington, DC.