Matthew A. Evangelista

Director of the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies and the International Relations Minor
Matthew Evangelista


Matthew Anthony Evangelista is President White Professor of History and Political Science in the department of government and director of the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies. He also directs the International Relations Minor

His research interests include international humanitarian law, separatist movements, and gender and conflict.

His most recent book, Italy from Crisis to Crisis: Political Economy, Security, and Society in the 21st Century (Routledge 2018), seeks to understand Italy’s approach to crises by studying the country in regional, international, and comparative context. 

Do the Geneva Conventions Matter? (with Nina Tannenwald, Oxford 2017) provides a comparative analysis of the laws that govern warfare, as well as a more specific investigation into actual state practice. 

His other books include Gender, Nationalism, and War: Conflict on the Movie Screen (2011); Law, Ethics, and the War on Terror (2008); The Chechen Wars: Will Russia Go the Way of the Soviet Union? (2002); Unarmed Forces: The Transnational Movement to End the Cold War (1999); and Innovation and the Arms Race (1988).

He has also edited several volumes, including The American Way of Bombing: Changing Ethical and Legal Norms, from Flying Fortresses to Drones (2014). with Henry Shue.