Erik Fay

efa234's picture
  • Ph.D. Student
  • Political Science
1618 Patterson Office Tower
Research Interests:


M.A., University of Houston (2016)

  • Department: Political Science
  • Concentration: Quantitative Analysis


B.A., University of Houston (2013)

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



I am a fourth 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: 


Charles Dainoff, Robert Farley, Erik M. Fay (2020) Arms Transfers, Intellectual Property, and the Diffusion of Military Technology. Democracy and Security. DOI: 10.1080/17419166.2020.1716735

Erik M. Fay (2019) Individual and Contextual Influences on Public Support for Military Spending in NATO. Defence and Peace Economics. DOI: 10.1080/10242694.2019.1668236

Brittnee Carter & Erik M. Fay (2019) Responding to Terror: An Empirical Analysis of U.S. Military Activity, Public Opinion, and Transnational Terrorism. Journal of Applied Security Research, DOI: 10.1080/19361610.2019.1581875

Enter your linkblue username.
Enter your linkblue password.
Secure Login

This login is SSL protected