Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Education
School of International Service
PhD, international relations theory and political theory, University of Connecticut; MA, political science, Duquesne University, BA, political science and speech, Duquesne University.
Dr. Shinko is a theorist whose research focuses on the critical interrogation of seminal IR concepts and themes including sovereignty, peace, autonomy, ethics, and identity. She has published in Millennium, Journal of International Studies, International Studies Perspectives, International Studies Association Encyclopedia, Columbia University’s Journal of International Affairs, Journal of International Relations and Development, as well as authored several book chapters. She has extensive experience directing various first year programs, working with faculty to design and implement academic support services for students, and executive administrative experience in both regional and international professional organizations. She served a two-year term as President of ISA-NE, two terms as Chair of ISA’s Professional Development Committee, and Secretary of the ISA Theory Section. Her current book project focuses on Postmodern Approaches to the Study of International Relations. She is also co-authoring a book on IR Theory with Jennifer Sterling-Folker.