Me and Robbie at the McKeldin Mall
Conflict Workshop in The Philippines
Joining of the Indian and Atlantic O
Philippine Foreign Service Institute
Unable to size picture to get all three of us. Pictured with Hon. Amina Rasul-Bernardo and Prof. Zainab al-Suwaij. A true honor to serve with them.
India on Diwali
Vineyard in South Africa
First Day in Jaipur, India
Old quarry in Syracuse, NY
My name is Margaret "Peggy" McWeeney. I'm a VAP at Gettysburg College, a Fulbright Scholar, and recent Ph.D. graduate in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland, College Park. My research focuses on the effects of rebel governance in conflict resolution. Eight years of mixed-methods research culminated in my dissertation, How Rebels Get What They Want.
My articles in the pipeline include 1) an article conceptualizing rebel legitimacy; 2) co-authoring a piece on the social foundations of rebel groups; and 3) the impact of rebel governance on global institutions. I have a specific focus on South and Southeast Asia and I am honored to learn from, promote, and collaborate with international scholars.
I am a proud member of Visions in Methodology (VIM), The Society for Political Methodology (SPM), the American Political Science Association (APSA), the International Studies Association (ISA), the Southeast Asian Research Group (SEAREG), and the Philippine Political Science Association (PPSA).
I have recently taught POL203B/GVPT 409B Race and International Relations, POL103/GVPT 200 International Relations Theory, Linear Regression II (TA, ICPSR U-Michigan), and GVPT 282 Politics of Developing Nations.
I am an Americanist as well and teach POL101/GVPT 170 Introduction to American Government and POL 299 U.S. Judicial Processes. In American politics, I have ongoing consulting projects in counterinsurgency, counterterrorism, counterespionage, law enforcement strategic planning, and national security law.
You can reach me at email@example.com
You can download my data on rebel governance and codebook here
Background & Expertise
Visiting Assistant Professor, Gettysburg College, Political Science Department
August 2021 - Present
Post-doctoral Fellow, University of Maryland, College Park
August 2021 - December 2021
Fulbright Scholar/Visiting Research Fellow
August 2019 - May 2020: University of the Philipplines, Diliman and Ateneo de Manila University
August 2017 - May 2018: Assistant to Dr. Kathleen Cunningham (UMD) and Dr. Jessica Braithwaite (U Arizona)
August 2014 - May 2015: Assistant to Dr. Kathleen Cunningham
January 2015 - June 2015: Assistant to Dr. Paul K. Huth
POL 203B - Race and International Relations
POL 103 - Introduction to International Relations
POL 203C - International Political Economy (Spring 2023)
POL 299 - American Judicial Processes
POL 101 - American Government
Teaching Assistant, Linear Regression II at University of Michigan Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
January 2021: Lecturer for Race and International Relations
January 2020: Lecturer for Introduction to American Government and Politics
July 2019: Lecturer for Government and Politics 200 International Relations Theory
January 2019: Lecturer for Government and Politics 200 International Relations Theory
August 2018 - December 2018: TA for Scope and Methods for Political Science Research
July 2018: Lecturer for Government and Politics 200 International Relations Theory
January 2018: Lecturer for Government and Politics 282 Politics of Developing Nations
August 2015 - May 2017: Associate Director Undergraduate Scholars Program
August 2013 - December 2013: Lecturer for Government and Politics 200 International Relations Theory
DATA SCIENCE & PUBLIC POLICY EXPERIENCE
Data Scientist, Asymmetric Operations Sector (AOS) at Applied Physics Laboratory - Johns Hopkins University
June 2018 - January 2020
January 2012 - August 2013: Program Support Specialist at the Center for Strategic Management Public Leadership Institute (Government Consulting Non-Profit)
"Education is what remains after one has [experienced] what one has learned in school." - Albert Einstein
August 2021 - Present
Visiting Assistant Professor, Political Science Department
Courses: Intro to International Relations, Race and International Relations, Peace Processes for Armed Militias, International Political Economy (Spring 2023), American Government, and American Judicial Processes.
UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, COLLEGE PARK
August 2013 - May 2021
Concentrations: Conflict, Comparative Politics, International Relations
Dissertation: How Rebels Get What They Want: Examining the Effects of Rebel Governance on Conflict Resolution
University of Maryland Graduate School's Outstanding Graduate Assistant Award 2018
August 2009 - December 2010
Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs
Master of Arts in International Relations Summa Cum Laude
Advanced Certificate in Global Information, Technology, Policy, and Management
August 2005 - May 2009
Chancellor's Full Scholarship Award
Bachelor of Arts Summa Cum Laude
Syracuse University's Chancellor's Public Engagement Award
Syracuse University Community Research Fellowship
Renée Crown Honors Program
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