Matthew Krain

Matt Krain

Professor - Political Science [Department Chair], Global & International Studies

Office: Kauke 104
Phone: 330-263-2469
Pronouns: He/Him/His


  • B.A., Binghamton University 1992
  • Ph.D., Indiana University 1998

Courses Taught

Dr. Krain regularly teaches Introduction to International Relations, and upper level courses on Political Violence, International Political Economy, Theories of International Relations, and Research Methods & Design.


  • Author of Repression and Accommodation in Post-Revolutionary States (St. Martin's Press, 2000)
  • Co-editor of Globalization and the Challenges of a New Century (Indiana University Press, 2000)
  • His articles have appeared in The American Political Science Review,  International Studies Quarterly, The Journal of Conflict Resolution, Comparative Political Studies, International Interactions, International Studies Perspectives, and Human Rights Quarterly (among others).

Research Interests

  • The causes of consequences of repression and large-scale political violence
  • The role of both of the state and the international community in causing, mitigating or preventing conflict and violence
  • How human rights organizations frame their appeals in order to mobilize consensus and action
  • Best practices in active teaching and learning in international relations