Brief Biography of Michael Marks

Michael Marks received his Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations in 1985 from Stanford University. He received his M.A. and Ph.D. in Government from Cornell University in 1990 and 1993, respectively. Prof. Marks taught as a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Wyoming for one year before joining the Willamette faculty in 1994. Prof Marks is the author of three books including The Prison as Metaphor: Re-Imagining International Relations and most recently Metaphors in International Relations Theory. Prof. Marks' current research and writing interests include the use of metaphors in international relations theory, pedagogical techniques, and the role of the media in politics. Prof. Marks teaches in the area of international relations and comparative politics at Willamette.

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