Twitter: @rmmyrick91


I am a fifth year PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science at Stanford University. After completing my PhD, I will start as a tenure-track assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at Duke University. I specialize in international relations, comparative politics, and quantitative analysis. My dissertation and book project explores how partisan polarization affects foreign policymaking in democratic states, with an emphasis on U.S. national security policy. More generally, I am interested in the interplay between domestic and international politics in matters of security and conflict.

I am a Ric Weiland Graduate Fellow in the Humanities & Sciences, a Graduate Fellow at the Stanford Center for International Conflict & Negotiation (SCICN), and a Junior Scholar at the Carnegie International Policy Scholar Consortium and Network (IPSCON). I also co-organize Female Academics in Foreign Policy (FAFP), an interdisciplinary working group on U.S. foreign policy supported by the Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Education at Stanford. 


My research is published or forthcoming in The Journal of PoliticsInternational Studies Quarterly, and The Journal of Global Security Studies. My work has been funded by the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR), The Europe Center, the Institute for Research in the Social Sciences (IRiSS), and the Graduate Research Opportunity Fund at Stanford. 

Prior to attending Stanford, I received an M.Phil. in International Relations from the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar and a B.A. in Political Science and Global Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as a Morehead-Cain Scholar

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