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cale horne
By Appointment

Cale Horne

Professor of Political Science

History & Politics

On Faculty Since 2011

Curriculum Vitae

We aim to serve students better with a program that treats Political Science as a science:  a field of study concerned with empirical phenomena of a political nature, equipping students with the analytical rigor, methodological skills, and substantive knowledge they will need to succeed in related vocations.


  • Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Pennsylvania State University 2011
  • PhD, University of Georgia, 2010
  • MA, University of South Carolina, 2006
  • BA, Covenant College, 2000

Interests / Specialization

  • International relations, political violence, peacekeeping, research methods

Selected Professional Work

  • "Explaining Police Misconduct in United Nations Peacekeeping Operations, 2010-2019." 2022. With Megan Lloyd and Ashley Pieper (former students). International Peacekeeping 29(5): 741-779.
  • "The Relationship between Contributors’ Domestic Abuses and Peacekeeper Misconduct in United Nations Peacekeeping Operations." With Kellan Robinson and Megan Lloyd (students). 2020. International Studies Quarterly 64(1): 235-247.
  • "The Impact of United Nations Peacekeeping Operations on Human Trafficking in Host Countries." 2019. With Morgan Barney (student). International Migration 57(5): 3-20.
  • "Dynamic network analysis and the study of dark networks: Assessing the effects of changes in British counterterrorism policy on radical Islamist networks in the UK, 1999–2008." 2019. SAGE Research Methods Cases.
  • "Assessing the Effects of Changes in British Counterterrorism Policy on Radical Islamist Networks in the United Kingdom, 1999-2009." 2016. With Samuel Bestvater (student). Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression 8: 87-110.