Dr. Brian Shoup is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration where he teaches comparative politics and public policy. His primary research interests are ethnic conflict, state and nation-building and sub-Saharan African politics and was recently awarded the 2017 Honors College Faculty Mentor Award at the 49th Annual Shackouls Honors College Awards Ceremony. He serves as faculty adviser for the Mississippi Model Security Council.
Professor Shoup is the author of Conflict and Cooperation in Multi-Ethnic States: Institutional Incentives, Myths, and Counterbalancing, and he co-edited US-Indian Strategic Cooperation into the 21st Century: More than Words. His research has appeared in Perspectives on Politics, Democratization, Journal of Democracy, and Commonwealth and Comparative Politics.
Dr. Shoup holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from Indiana University with a focus in comparative politics and public policy.