Professor of Political Science and International Studies:
Political Science and Watson Institute for International Studies
Phone: +1 401 863 9839
Peter Andreas's research focuses on the intersection between security, political economy, and cross-border crime in comparative and historical perspective.
Peter Andreas joined the Brown Department of Political Science in the fall of 2001, and holds a joint appointment with the Watson Institute for International Studies (where he is currently the interim director). He was previously an Assistant Professor at Reed College, an Academy Scholar at Harvard University, a Research Fellow at the Brookings Institution, and an SSRC-MacArthur Foundation Fellow on International Peace and Security. He received his BA from Swarthmore College and PhD from Cornell University.
Andreas has published nine books. This includes, Blue Helmets and Black Markets: The Business of Survival in the Siege of Sarajevo (Cornell University Press, 2008); Policing the Globe: Criminalization and Crime Control in International Relations (co-author, Oxford University Press, 2006); and, Border Games: Policing the U.S.-Mexico Divide (Cornell University Press, 2nd edition 2009). Other writings include articles for publications such as International Security, International Studies Quarterly, Political Science Quarterly, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, The New Republic, and The Nation. He has also written op-eds for newspapers such as the Washington Post and provided testimony before the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives.
His latest book is on the politics of smuggling in American history, titled, Smuggler Nation: How Illicit Trade Made America (Oxford University Press, 2013).
Peter Andreas's work bridges the fields of security studies and international political economy. This includes research on transnational crime and crime control, the politics of borders and smuggling, and the political economy of conflict and post-conflict reconstruction. The research has involved fieldwork in Latin America, the United States, Western Europe, and the Balkans.
Cogut Fellowship, Cogut Center for the the Humanities, Brown University (fall 2007)
International Affairs Fellowship, Council on Foreign Relations (20012002; declined).
Harvard Academy Scholar Fellowship, Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies/Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University (1998-2000).
SSRC-MacArthur Foundation Fellowship on International Peace and Security, SSRC-MacArthur Foundation (19951997).
Brookings Research Fellowship, Brookings Institution (19951996).
Institute for the Study of World Politics Fellowship (19951996).
Peace Scholar Fellowship, United States Institute of Peace (19951996, declined).
SSRC-MacArthur Foundation Peace and Security Workshop Grant (1996).
Mellon Graduate Fellowship, Cornell University (Spring 1995, 19971998).
Nominee, the American Political Science Association Helen Dwight Reid Award for best dissertation in the field of international relations (19981999).
Finalist, C. Wright Mills Book Award, for Drug War Politics (1997).
Sage Graduate Fellowship, Cornell University (1992-1993).
Phi Beta Kappa and High Honors, Swarthmore College (June 1987).
Member, International Studies Association
Member, American Political Science Association
Editorial Board, Journal of Crime, Law, and Social Change
Editorial Board, Journal of International Political Sociology
Editorial Collective, Studies in Comparative International Development
Undergraduate and graduate-level seminars and lecture courses in international relations, global security, and political economy.
Brown University, Salomon Award (2010-2011), "Smuggling and State-Making: The Politics of Illicit Trade in American History," $14,500 individual grant.
United States Institute of Peace (20052007) "Globalized Siege: Humanitarians, Black Marketeers, and the Political Economy of War and Peace in Sarajevo," $50,000 individual grant.
Smith Richardson Foundation, Junior Faculty Research Grant (20022004) "The Clandestine Political Economy of War in the Balkans," $60,000 individual grant.