Ryan Powers is an assistant professor in the Department International Affairs at University of Georgia’s School of Public and International Affairs. He is also a Faculty Fellow at the Center for International Trade and Security and a Lilly Teaching Fellow at the Center for Teaching and Learning. Prior to starting at University of Georgia, he was a Post-doctoral Associate with the Leitner Program in International and Comparative Political Economy at the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale University. He received a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 2017.
He specializes in international relations and comparative politics. His research interests include public opinion on trade and other aspects of globalization, international trade agreements, foreign aid, and international organizations. His research is published or forthcoming in International Organization, Political Research Quarterly, Security Studies, and World Development. He has also published a number of pieces in Foreign Policy and on the Monkey Cage. He has received outside support for his research from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the National Science Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, and the Stanton Foundation. He is affiliated with the Global Research Institute at William & Mary as a Principal Investigator on the Teaching, Research and International Policy (TRIP) Project.