Kayce Mobley

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The University of Georgia, Athens, GA

Ph.D. in Political Science, Summer 2015

  • Major field: International Relations
  • Minor field: Political Science (American Politics)
  • Dissertation: “Revenge, Proportionality, and International Relations.”
    • Committee: Brock Tessman (Chair), Jeffrey Berejikian, K. Chad Clay, Andrew Owsiak, and Mario Erasmo.
    • Explains disproportionate responses of states through the concept of revenge. Argues that states are more likely to respond to crisis triggers with disproportionate responses when those triggers deviate from international norms of conflict behavior and produce high levels of perceived threat and fear. After exploring the causes of disproportionate responses, the second half of the dissertation focuses on their effects, particularly the increased likelihood of intervention by outside actors.

Interdisciplinary Certificate in University Teaching, Fall 2014

  • Requires at least four sections of teaching, completion of three pedagogical courses, an innovative pedagogical project, scholarship of teaching, and a teaching portfolio.


The University of the South, Sewanee, TN

B.A., 2010, summa cum laude


The School for International Training