Twitter: @rmmyrick91


I am an assistant research professor at the Department of Political Science at Duke University and a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science at Stanford University. In fall 2021, I will begin as a tenure-track assistant professor at Duke. I specialize in international relations, comparative politics, and quantitative analysis. My research 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.

My research has been accepted for publication at International Organization, The Journal of PoliticsInternational Studies QuarterlyThe Journal of Global Security Studies, and PS: Political Science & Politics. 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. 

I am a faculty affiliate of the Program in American Grand Strategy at Duke, the Carnegie International Policy Scholar Consortium and Network (IPSCON), and the America in the World Consortium (AWC). I also co-organize Female Academics in Foreign Policy (FAFP), an interdisciplinary working group on U.S. foreign policy.


At Stanford, I was a Ric Weiland Graduate Fellow in the Humanities & Sciences and a Graduate Fellow at the Stanford Center for International Conflict & Negotiation (SCICN). 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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