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Zachary Karazsia

Zachary Karazsia
Instructor (Limited Term) 

Zachary A. Karazsia received two B.A.s in global studies and communication arts and sciences from The Pennsylvania State University, Berks College. He also earned an M.A. in international development from the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA), and a second M.A. in political science from Florida International University. Prof. Karazsia is finishing his Ph.D. at Florida International University, with an expected completion in Spring 2019.

Research and Teaching Interests: Introduction to International Studies, Qualitative Research Methods, Film and Genocide, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Sub-Saharan Africa, Politics of Development, Human Rights and Human Security, and Political Violence and Revolution.

Selected Publications:

“A Long Way to Peace: Identities, Genocide, and State Preservation in Burma, 1948-2016” (with Adam Howe). Politics, Groups and Identities (forthcoming).

“Evaluating the ‘Success’ of Disarmament, Demobilization, and Reintegration Programs: The Case of Congo-Brazzaville,” Journal of Interdisciplinary Conflict Science, 1:2 (2015), 1-32.

“Developing Hearts and Land: A Case Study of Reconciliation, Governance, and Development in Rwanda,” in Sustainable Development and Human Security in Africa: Governance as the Missing Link, Louis A. Picard, Terry F. Buss, Taylor Seybolt, and Macrina Lelei, eds., Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group, 2015, pp. 233-248.

“The Truman Administration’s Foreign Aid Legacy: From the Cold War to the War on Terrorism” (with Louis A. Picard) in The Foreign Aid Legacy of Harry S. Truman, eds. Michael Divine and Ray Geselbracht. Kirksville, MO: Truman State University Press, The Truman Legacy Series vol. 10, 2015, pp. 11-32.]

“Generalized Chaos: An A Posteriori Analysis of the Dynamics of Post-Conflict State Building,” Pitt Policy Journal, (Spring 2012, Vol. 4), pp. 131-149.

Last updated: 12/19/2023