Area of Expertise
Transatlantic relations, European identity, the West, history of American foreign policy, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), blogs and podcasts in the classroom, science fiction, Harry Potter, teaching the millennial generation
Patrick Thaddeus Jackson's research interests include culture and agency, international relations theory (particularly the intersection of realism and constructivism), sociological methodology, the role of rhetoric in public life, the concept of Western Civilization, and the political and social theory of Max Weber. Jackson teaches courses on IR theory, research methodology, the philosophy of social science, and the intersection of popular culture and international politics. Jackson also makes extensive use of blogs, podcasts, and YouTube in his classes. He speaks and presents regularly on the topic of technology in higher education.