Avery Plaw


Avery Plaw
Professor of Political Science

Ph.D. McGill University

Professor Plaw specializes in political theory and international relations, with a particular focus on strategic studies. Before arriving at UMass Dartmouth he received a two-year fellowship from the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRCC) to pursue research at New York University. He author of the book Targeting Terrorists: A License to Kill? (Routledge/Ashgate), and he is editor of the book Metamorphosis of War (Brill/Rodopi). He has also edited a collected volume concerned with managing the challenges of philosophical and cultural pluralism entitled Frontiers of Diversity: Explorations in Contemporary Pluralism (Rodopi Press).  Prof. Plaw has published numerous peer reviewed articles and chapters, and in 2008 he won the American Political Science Association’s Wilson Carey McWilliams prize. His book Targeting Terrorists was short-listed (with two other books) for Best Book of the Year in International Relations by the Canadian Political Science Association. He was selected for a 2009 Chancellor Award for Research and he has received a Joseph P. Healey Grant, in collaboration with Professor Brian Williams of the History Department, from the University of Massachusetts.  Click here for Prof. Plaw's CV.

Email: aplaw@umassd.edu
Telephone: 508 999-8840