Erik Fay

  • Ph.D. Student
  • Political Science
1618 Patterson Office Tower
Research Interests:
Education

B.A., University of Houston (2013)

  • Major: Political Science
  • Minors: History and National Security Studies

M.A., University of Houston (2016)

  • Department: Political Science
  • Concentration: Quantitative Analysis

 

Biography

I am a third year Ph.D. student studying Political Science with emphasis on International relations.  My research explores the role that military alliances play in altering the behavior of countries within the international system. Specifically, I am interested in the ways in which states respond to external security threats and rivalries. 

Prior to starting my doctoral work at UK, I earned both my BS and MA in Political Science from the University of Houston. My MA research focused on the use of foreign aid as a strategic policy tool.

I am currently working as a research specialist and data analyst for the Opioid Overdose Reduction Center at the University of Pittsburgh.

Selected Publications: 
Carter, Brittnee and Erik Fay. Forthcoming “Responding to Terror: U.S. Military Expenditures and Transnational Terrorism.” Journal of Applied Security Research
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