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Michael E Flynn
Michael E. Flynn

Michael E. Flynn

Associate Professor of Political Science

Kansas State University

About Me

My name is Michael Flynn. I’m currently an associate professor of political science and director of the security studies program at Kansas State University. My research focuses primarily on the political economy of states’ foreign policy behavior. My peer-reviewed research has appeared in the American Political Science Review, the British Journal of Political Science, International Studies Quarterly, and various other journals I have also published several blog posts or op-eds in outlets like the Monkey Cage, The Conversation, and Political Violence @ a Glance. My research has also been featured in media outlets like The Economist, Al Jazeera, and Newsweek.

I am currently working on a long-term book project that focuses on the politics of US overseas military deployments. This is currently under contract with Oxford University Press.

I also edit and contribute to the Quantitative Peace, a blog dedicated to political science, science fiction, pop culture, and other random thoughts.


  • US Foreign Policy
  • Political Economy of Security
  • Military Deployments
  • Statistical Research Methods
  • Bayesian Modeling
  • Multilevel Modeling


  • PhD in Political Science, 2013

    Binghamton University

  • MA in Political Science, 2009

    Binghamton University

  • BA in Politics; BA in History, 2006

    SUNY Potsdam



Director of Security Studies

Kansas State University

Jul 2020 – Present

Associate Director of Security Studies

Kansas State University

May 2020 – Jul 2020

Associate Professor

Kansas State University

Aug 2018 – Present Kansas

Assistant Professor

Kansas State University

Aug 2014 – Aug 2018 Kansas

Postdoctoral Fellow

University of Alabama

Jul 2013 – Aug 2014 Alabama