John Valdez

John Valdez

Visiting Assistant Professor - Political Science

Office: Kauke 102
Phone: 330-287-1981
Pronouns: He/Him/His


  • Ph.D. University of Oregon, 2018
  • M.A. University of Oregon, 2014
  • B.A. Pepperdine University, 2003

Research Interests

Dr. Valdez specializes in international relations, with particular attention to US foreign policy and nuclear weapons policy. His work engages constructivism and discourse analysis to shed light on the social emergence of nuclear weapons policy and the nuclear taboo. He teaches international relations, US foreign policy, US Politics, and courses on nuclear weapons and nonproliferation policy.