Michael P. Marks
Department of Politics
900 State Street
Salem, OR 97301
Tel. (503) 370-6932
Home Page: http://www.willamette.edu/~mmarks
Teaching and Research Fields
Politics and the Media
Ph.D., Department of Government, August 1993
Ithaca, NY 14853
Major: International Relations
Minor: Comparative Politics
Dissertation: “The Formation of European Policy in Post-Franco Spain: Ideas, Interests, and the International Transmission of Knowledge.”
M.A., Department of Government, August 1990
Ithaca, NY 14853
B.A., Stanford University, June 1985, With Distinction
Stanford, CA 94305
Major: International Relations
Teaching and Research Positions
Willamette University, Department of Politics
Associate Professor, 1999–2005
Assistant Professor, 1994–1999
Member: Student Scholarship Recognition Day Committee
Chair: Academic Status Committee (2003–2005, 2011–2012)
Member: Admissions Committee (2008–2009)
Member: Campus Safety Committee (2007–2008)
Chair: Politics Department (2003–2004, 2005–2007)
Member: Standards of Conduct Committee (2005–2007)
Chair: International Studies Program (2002–2005)
Member: Academic Status Committee (2002–2003, 2010)
Chair: Teaching Enhancement Committee (1998–2001)
Member: Fringe Benefits Committee (1996–1998)
Member: Education Programs Committee (1995–1996)
Member: International Studies faculty (1994–present)
Member: Peace Studies Program Working Group (1994–2005)
Faculty Advisor: College Republicans (2000–present)
Faculty Advisor: The Collegian (1995–1997)
University of Wyoming, Department of Political Science
Visiting Assistant Professor, 1993–1994
Research Seminar in Comparative Foreign Policy
European Foreign Policy
Western European Politics
Cornell University, Department of Government
Teaching Assistant, 1988–1990
Introduction to International Relations
Introduction to American Government
1. Works in Progress
More Metaphors in International Relations Theory, book manuscript.
Metaphors in International Relations Theory (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011).
The Prison as Metaphor: Re-Imagining International Relations (New York: Peter Lang, 2004).
The Formation of European Policy in Post-Franco Spain: The Role of Ideas, Interests and Knowledge, (Aldershot, UK: Avebury, 1997).
3. Articles and Chapters in Edited Volumes
“Metaphors of International Cooperation,” in Mike Hanne (ed.) Warring with Words: Narrative and Metaphor in Domestic and International Politics, (Psychology Press, anticipated publication 2014).
“Getting Students to Talk: Best Practices in Promoting Student Discussion,” in John Ishiyama, Will Miller, and Eszter Simon (eds.) Handbook of Teaching and Learning in Political Science and International Relations, (Edward Elgar, anticipated publication 2014).
“Fostering Scholarly Discussion and Critical Thinking in the Political Science Classroom,” Journal of Political Science Education (Vol. 4, No.2, April 2008), pp.205–224.
“Modern-Day Morality Tales: The Jerry Springer Show as a Forum for Conservative Moral Values,” Oregon Humanities (Spring/Summer 2005), pp.21–25.
“The King’s New Bodies: Simulating Consent in the Age of Celebrity,” co-authored with Zachary M. Fischer, New Political Science (Vol.24, No.3, September 2002), pp.371–394.
“Coming Into Europe: The U.S.-Spanish Relationship Since 1980,” in Sabrina Ramet and Christine Ingebritsen (eds.) Coming In From the Cold War: U.S.-European Interactions Since 1980, (Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2002), pp.129–146.
“The ‘We’ Problem in Teaching International Studies,” International Studies Perspectives, (Vol.3, No.1, 2002), pp.25–41.
“The Prison as Metaphor: Recasting the ‘Dilemma’ of International Relations,” Alternatives, (Vol.26, No.3, 2001), pp.349–371.
“Scholarly Writings on BDSM and Related Themes: A Bibliography,” The Sandmutopian Guardian, (Nos.32–33, 1999), pp.40–43.
“Using the Game of Risk to Teach International Relations,” International Studies Notes, (Vol.23, No.1, Winter 1998), pp.11–18.
“Moving at Different Speeds: Spain and Greece in the European Union,” in Peter J. Katzenstein (ed.) Tamed Power: Germany in Europe, (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1997).
“The Spanish Presidency of the European Council: More Continuity Than Change,” European Community Studies Association Newsletter, (Vol.9, No.1, Winter 1996).
“A Spanyol Politika Érdekérvényesítésének Határai Az EU-Ban” (“Spanish Policy in Two Institutions and Two Policy Areas of the European Community”), Európa Fórum, (Vol.5, No.1, March 1995), pp.60–74
“Researching the Origins of Ideas in Foreign Policy: The Case of Spain,” International Studies Notes, (Vol.20, No.1, Winter 1995), pp.21–31.
4. Book Reviews
Review of Awaiting Armageddon: How Americans Faced the Cuban Missile Crisis, in The Review of Politics (Vol.66, No.4, Fall 2004), pp.704–706.
“The Ambiguities of Physical and Sexual Space,” review essay of Queer Diasporas, in Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, (Vol.31, No.2, April 2002), pp.240–243.
Review of Saint Foucault: Towards a Gay Hagiography, in The Sandmutopian Guardian, (No.36, 2000), pp.34–35.
Review of The Europeanization of Greece, in ECSA Review, (Vol.12, No.2, Spring 1999), p.13.
Review of Integrating Southern Europe, and Democratic Spain, in Journal of Politics, (Vol.59, No.3, August 1997), pp.993–996.
Review of The Road to Europe: History and Prospects of European Integration, 1945–1993, in European Community Studies Association Newsletter , (Vol.7, No.2, Spring/Summer 1994).
5. Websites Created
Teaching Enhancement Resources web page, Willamette University: http://www.willamette.edu/cla/tec/
“Metaphors of International Cooperation.” Presented at the Claremont Symposium on Applied Social Psychology: “Warring with Words: Narrative and Metaphor in Domestic and International Politics,” Claremont Graduate University, March 24, 2012.
“The Metaphors of International Political Economy.” Presented at a festschrift for Peter Katzenstein, Cornell University, October 14–15, 2011.
“The Playboy Philosophy as Modern Political Manifesto.” Presented at the annual conference of the Western Political Science Association, Vancouver, BC, March 19–21, 2009.
“Taking ‘Politics’ Out of the Political Science Classroom.” Presented at the annual conference of the Western Political Science Association, Las Vegas, NV, March 8–10, 2007.
“Metaphors in International Relations Theory.” Presented at the annual conference of the Western Political Science Association, Portland, OR, March 11–13, 2004.
“The King’s New Bodies: Manufacturing Consent in the Age of Celebrity,” co-authored with Zachary M. Fischer. Presented at the annual conference of the Western Political Science Association, Las Vegas, NV, March 15–17, 2001.
“The U.S.-Spanish Relationship Since 1980: Conceptual and Normative Aspects,” Conference on U.S.-European Interactions, University of Washington, April 16–17, 1999.
“The Prison as Metaphor: Theorizing Anarchy in International Relations.” Presented at the annual meeting of the International Studies Association, Minneapolis, March 18–21, 1998.
“The Challenges of the Southern Enlargement.” Presented at the Conference on The European Union and the Challenge of Enlargement," University of Washington, May 1996.
“Influence and Institutions: EU Relations with Spain and Greece,” with Susannah Verney. Presented at APSA Annual Meeting, Chicago, September 1995.
“The Formation of European Identity in Central and Eastern Europe: Some Lessons From Spain.” Presented at APSA Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, September 1993.
“European Policy and the NATO Dilemma in Post-Franco Spain.” Presented at APSA Annual Meeting, Chicago, September 1992.
“The Socialist Government in Spain and the European Community: Ideas, Interests, and Knowledge in Foreign Policy Decision Making.” Presented at the New York State Political Science Assn., Buffalo, April 1992.
“The Formation of European Policy in Post-Franco Spain: Domestic Belief Systems and the International Transmission of Knowledge.” Presented at the Council for European Studies, International Conference of Europeanists, Chicago, March 1992.
Lectures, Seminars, and Workshop Presentations
Participated on a panel discussion, “Roundtable Discussion of the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity Metaphors Program,” Claremont Symposium on Applied Social Psychology: “Warring with Words: Narrative and Metaphor in Domestic and International Politics,” Claremont Graduate University, March 24, 2012.
Participated on a panel discussion on the Euro crisis, Willamette University, November 9, 2011.
Participated on a panel discussion on democracy movements in the Middle East, Willamette University, March 3, 2011.
Participated on a panel discussion on same-sex marriage, Willamette University, October 17, 2007.
Participated on a panel discussion on the 2006 elections, Willamette University, November 16, 2006.
Moderated a debate on affirmative action, Willamette University,
March 14, 2005.
Participated on a panel discussion on the 2004 elections, Willamette
University, November 4, 2004.
Participated on a panel discussion on Oregon ballot initiatives during a Teach-In on the 2004 elections, Willamette University, October 27, 2004.
Participated on a panel discussion on same-sex marriage during a Teach-In on the 2004 U.S. elections, Willamette University, April 3, 2004.
Participated on a panel during a Teach-In on the war in Iraq, Willamette University, April 2, 2003.
Participated on a panel discussion on the topic of “On Becoming a Professor,” University Convocation, Willamette University, November 14, 2002.
Panel participant: University Convocation for National Coming Out Day, Willamette University, October 11, 2000.
“The Academic Community: Friend or Foe?,” Portland Kinkfest 2000. April 28-30, 2000, Portland, Oregon.
“The King’s New Bodies: The Politics of Celebrity,” Faculty Research Colloquium series, Willamette University, January 2000.
Member, New Faculty Orientation Panel, Willamette University, 1998-2000.
“Notes on a Summer of Scandal, or It’s ‘Only’ About Sex,” lecture presented at Willamette University, September 1998.
“Spain and European Integration in the New Europe,” Paper delivered at the second Workshop on Unified Germany in a Uniting Europe, Budapest, June 1995.
“Democracy and American Foreign Policy,” Great Decisions Lecture Series, First Methodist Church of Salem (Oregon), March 1995.
“Spanish Policy in Two Institutions and Two Policy Areas,” Paper delivered at the first Workshop on Unified Germany in a Uniting Europe, Cornell University, February 1994.
Guest Lecturer, University of Colorado (Talk on Spanish foreign policy), February 1994.
“The Influence of Germany and the European Community on Spain,” Memo presented for the Workshop on Unified Germany in an Integrating Europe, Cornell University, May 1992.
“Cambios en la Política Exterior Española en los Años Ochenta,” The International Institute, Madrid, April 1991.
Interviews in the Media
Interviewed for an article on the death of Margaret Thatcher in The Salem Statesman-Journal, April 8, 2013.
Interviewed for an article on liberalism and anarchism in Gulan (a newspaper in Iraq), February 2, 2011.
Interviewed for an article on Oregon Ballot Measure 75 (regarding private casinos in Oregon) in Gambling Compliance, October, 15, 2010.
Interviewed for an article on international exchange students in The Salem Statesman-Journal, October, 14, 2010.
Interviewed for an article on U.S. policy in Iraq in Gulan (a newspaper in Iraq), February 4, 2008.
Interviewed for an article on faculty intellectual diversity in Brainstorm Northwest, May 2003 issue (http://www.brainstormnw.com/)
Interviewed for an article on gay politics in Just Out. August 4, 2000. Portland, Oregon.
Interviewed on “It’s a Queer, Queer World,” KBOO community radio. August 3, 2000. Portland, Oregon.
Interviewed for an article on gay politics in The Mercury. July 27-August 2, 2000. Portland, Oregon.
Interview with the Salem Statesman Journal on the NATO bombings in Kosovo, March 24, 1999 (this interview was picked up on the news wires and re-printed in other newspapers).
Interview with the Salem Statesman Journal on the Starr Report on the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal, September 11, 1998.
Interview with the Salem Statesman Journal on American foreign policy towards Haiti, September 16, 1994.
Other Professional Activities
Panel moderator, Student Scholarship Recognition Day, Willamette University, April 18, 2012.
Authored In Memoriam remembrance of Robert Hawkinson, PS: Political Science & Politics (Vol. 44, No. 4, October 2011), p. 855.
Member of the Editorial Board of PS: Political Science and Politics for the term September 2008–September 2011.
Sabbatical granted, 2009–2010.
Article Reviewer, Journal of Political Science Education, 2009.
Tenure Committee outside reviewer, St. Olaf College, 2008.
Article Reviewer, Journal of Political Science Education, 2007.
Article Reviewer, International Studies Perspectives, 2006.
Textbook Reviewer, A.B. Longman Publishers, 2006.
Article Reviewer, International
Studies Perspectives, 2005.
Article Reviewer, European Journal of International Relations, 2005.
Article Reviewer, New Political Science, 2004.
Drafted new graduation requirements for the International Studies major, Willamette University, 2003-2004.
Appearance on “Who Cares?,” on Salem, Oregon Capitol Community TV (CCTV) on the topic of “Iraq War: To Be or Not to Be?,” February 20, 2003.
Article Reviewer, European Security, 2002.
Sabbatical granted, 2001–2002.
Speaker: Portland Gay Pride Festival, June 17, 2001.
Speaker: Portland Gay Pride Festival, June 18, 2000.
Article Reviewer, Policy Studies Journal, 2000.
Tenure Committee outside reviewer, American Graduate School of International Management, 2000.
Member of the Russian Language and Culture new faculty Search Committee, Willamette University, 2000.
“Body Size and BDSM,” The Sandmutopian Guardian, (No.36, 2000), pp.44–45, 48.
“Savor the Moment, Build for the Future,” RCDC Newsletter, July 1999.
Article reviewer, South European Politics and Society, June 1999.
Book reviewer, ECSA Review, March 1999.
Member of the Advisory Board for “War Endings: Reasons, Strategies, and Implications,” special issue of Millennium: Journal of International Studies, (Vol.26, No.3, 1997).
Authored the criteria for assessment in the International Studies major, Willamette University, 1997.
Panel Discussant, International Studies Association Annual Meeting, Toronto, March 1997
Book Reviewer, the American Political Science Association’s project on the representation of gay and lesbian politics in American Government textbooks, 1996.
Member of the Editorial Board of International Studies Notes for the term September 1995–September 2000
Panel Discussant, APSA Annual Meeting, Chicago, September 1995.
Article Reviewer, Comparative Politics, August 1995.
Article Reviewer, Political Research Quarterly, April 1995.
Panel Chair, Western Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Portland, March 1995.
Profile of Elise Boulding for the Salem Public Library's Friends of the Library publication, Moveable Type, (Vol.2, No.2, Spring 1995).
Coordinator, Workshop on Ideas and International Regimes, University of Wyoming, April 1994.
Panel Discussant, Western Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, March 1994.
Honors, Fellowships, and Grants
Atkinson Faculty Research Grant, Willamette University, 2001–2002.
With the Willamette University Politics Department, recipient of a Hewlett Grant to develop electronic technologies for teaching and advising, 2000–2001.
Recipient of merit pay increase for outstanding teaching and professional activities, Willamette University, 1997.
Atkinson Faculty Research Grant, Willamette University, 1995–1996.
Mellon Foundation/Cornell Graduate School, Cornell University, 1992–1993.
MacArthur Foundation/Cornell Peace Studies Fellowship, Cornell University, 1991–1992.
Fulbright Fellowship for research in Spain, 1990–1991.
Mario Einaudi Research Fellowship, Western Societies Program, Cornell University, 1990.
Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowship, Council for European Studies, 1989.
Michele Sicca Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowship, Western Societies Program, Cornell University, 1989.
Government Department Fellowship, Cornell University, 1987–1988.
Membership in Professional Associations
American Political Science Association
International Studies Association
Western Political Science Association
First language: English
Fluent: Spanish (Reading and speaking)