Political Science

Anibal House, Room 211
630 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
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(248) 370-2352

Cristian Cantir

Title: Associate Professor
Office: 208 Anibal
Phone: (248) 370-2377
E-mail:
cantir@oakland.edu

Curriculum Vita

Professional Information

Oakland University:
Assistant Professor, 2011-current

University of Kansas:
Ph.D., Political Science, 2011
Dissertation: Coalition of the Leaving: What Caused the Disintegration of the Multi-National Force in Iraq (2003-2009)?

Publications

Edited books:

Cristian Cantir and Juliet Kaarbo (editors), Domestic Role Contestation, Foreign Policy, and International Relations. Routledge. 2016 (forthcoming). Peer-reviewed.

Journal articles:

Cristian Cantir, “Russian-Backed Paradiplomacy in the ‘Near Abroad’: Gagauzia, Moldova, and the Rift over European Integration,” The Hague Journal of Diplomacy, 2015, vol. 10, no. 3, pp. 261-284. Peer-reviewed.

Cristian Cantir, “World Society, International Society, and the Periphery: British Abolitionists and the Post-Slave State of Haiti in the Early Nineteenth Century,” Cambridge Review of International Affairs, 2015 (accepted for publication). Peer-reviewed.

Cristian Cantir, “‘Savages in the Midst’: Revolutionary Haiti in International Society (1791- 1838),” Journal of International Relations and Development, 2015 (advanced online publication). Peer-reviewed.

Cristian Cantir and Ryan Kennedy, “Balancing on the Shoulders of Giants: Moldova’s Foreign Policy toward Russia and the European Union,” Foreign Policy Analysis, 2014 (EarlyView). Peer-reviewed.

Juliet Kaarbo and Cristian Cantir, “Role Conflict in Recent Wars: Danish and Dutch Debates Over Iraq and Afghanistan,” Cooperation and Conflict, 2013, vol. 48, no. 4, pp. 465-483. Peer- reviewed.

Cristian Cantir and Juliet Kaarbo, “Contested Roles and Domestic Politics: Reflections on Role Theory in Foreign Policy Analysis and IR Theory,” Foreign Policy Analysis, January 2012, vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 5-24. Peer-reviewed.

Cristian Cantir, “The Allied Punishment and Attempted Socialization of the Bolsheviks (1917- 1924): An English School Approach,” Review of International Studies, October 2011, vol. 37, no. 4, pp. 1967-1994. Peer-reviewed.

Book chapters:

Cristian Cantir and Juliet Kaarbo, “Unpacking Ego in Role Theory: Vertical and Horizontal Role Contestation and Foreign Policy,” in Cristian Cantir and Juliet Kaarbo, Domestic Role Contestation, Foreign Policy, and International Relations, 2016, Routledge (forthcoming). [This is an updated version of the Cantir and Kaarbo 2012 article published in Foreign Policy Analysis]. Peer-reviewed.

Juliet Kaarbo and Cristian Cantir, “Agents in Structures: Insights from Cases of Internal Role Contestation,” in Cristian Cantir and Juliet Kaarbo, Domestic Role Contestation, Foreign Policy, and International Relations, 2016, Routledge (forthcoming). Peer-reviewed.

Cristian Cantir, “Leaving the War in Iraq or ‘Staying the Course’: Why Did Bulgaria Withdraw and Romania Stay?” In Munevver Cebeci (Ed.), Issues in E.U. and U.S. Foreign Policy, 2011, pp. 179-200. Lanham, MD.: Lexington Books. Invited.

Invited work:

Cristian Cantir, “Moldovan-U.S. Ties in the Context of Chisinau’s European Integration Process: Missed Opportunities and Possibilities for the Future,” Viitorul Institute for Development and Social Initiatives, Moldova’s Foreign Policy Statewatch, Issue 79, June 2014. Available in English, Romanian, and Russian.

Cristian Cantir, “The Parliamentary Election in the Republic of Moldova, November 2010,” Electoral Studies, December 2011, vol. 30, no. 4, pp. 880-883.

Work in progress:

Cristian Cantir, “Slaves and Freedmen as Agents in the Development of European International Society.” Manuscript being prepared.

Leslie Wehner and Cristian Cantir, “A Symbolic Interactionist Perspective on Paradiplomacy.” Manuscript being prepared.

Cristian Cantir, “Patterns of Paradiplomacy in the Post-Soviet Space.” Manuscript being prepared.

Ryan Kennedy and Cristian Cantir, “International Socialization and Foreign Policy Correspondence: A Big Data Evaluation.” Manuscript being prepared.

Awards and Nominations

Oakland University Faculty Research Fellowship, Oakland University Research Committee, Summer 2012, $9,500.

The Honors College Inspiration Award, Oakland University, November 15, 2012.

Oakland University Department of Political Science merit voting winner for teaching: 2011- 2012; 2013-2014.

Oakland University Department of Political Science merit voting winner for service: 2014-2015.

Member of the College of Arts and Sciences “Order of the Plume,” awarded for commitment to student success, 2015.

Nominated for the Oakland University Teaching Award: December 2013, December 2014. Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award, University of Kansas, 2008.

Professional Presentations

“Paradiplomacy in the ‘Near Abroad’: Conceptualizing the Foreign Policy Activities of Sub- State Actors in the Post-Soviet World,” paper presented at the Annual Midwest Political Science Association Conference, Chicago, IL., April 16-19, 2015.

“Slaves and Freedmen as Agents in the Development of European International Society,” paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, New Orleans, LA., February 18-21, 2015.

“Competitive Regionalization: Moldova’s Roles between the European Union and Russia,” paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, New Orleans, LA., February 18-21, 2015.

“Internal Role Contestation and International Politics,” paper presented at the Role Theory and International Relations Book Conference, Arizona State University, October 2-5, 2014. With Juliet Kaarbo.

“Agents in Normative Structures: A Comparative Study of Internal Role Contestation,” paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the European Consortium of Political Research, Glasgow, the United Kingdom, September 3-6, 2014. With Juliet Kaarbo.

“The Role of the Abolitionist Movement in the Expansion of International Society,” paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, Toronto, Canada, March 26-29, 2014.

“What Can Role Theorists Learn from Qualitative Methodologies,” paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, Toronto, Canada, March 26-29, 2014.

“‘Savages in the Midst’: Revolutionary Haiti in International Society (1791-1838),” paper presented at the International Studies Association-Midwest Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO., November 7-10, 2013.

“Identity and Foreign Policy Behavior: Moldova’s ‘Roles’ After Independence,” paper presented at the International Studies Association-Midwest Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO., November 7- 10, 2013.

“The Roles of Weak States: Post-Soviet Moldova’s National Role Conceptions,” paper presented at the ISA Catalytic Workshop on “Bridging the Gap between Role Theory and ‘Role Practice’ in Foreign Policy,” Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, San Francisco, CA., April 1-4, 2013.

“The Role of Parliaments in Foreign Policy Decision-Making: The Case of the Iraq War (2003),” paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, San Francisco, CA., April 1-4, 2013.

“Fear of a Black Planet: The Haitian Revolution in International Society,” paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, San Francisco, CA., April 1-4, 2013.

“Balancing on the Shoulders of Giants: Moldova’s Foreign Policy toward Russia and the European Union,” paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association-Midwest, St. Louis, MO., November 2-4, 2012. With Ryan Kennedy.

“Hegemonic Constituencies: An English School Explanation of the ‘Coalition of the Willing’ in Iraq,” paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, April 1-4, San Diego, CA., and at the Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association-Midwest, St. Louis, MO., November 11-13, 2011.

“When Parliaments Go to War: Legislative-Executive Conflict in the Countries of the ‘Coalition of the Willing’,” paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, April 1-4, San Diego, CA., and at the Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association- Midwest, St. Louis, MO., November 11-13, 2011.

“Fragmented Sovereignty: From Medieval Decentralization to Nation-States, or There and Back Again,” paper presented at the Future of Terrorism II Conference, International Center for the Study of Terrorism, Pennsylvania State University, October 19-21, 2011, with Philip Schrodt.

“Fragmented Sovereignty: Transnational Militarized Actors as a Challenge to Sovereign Preeminence in the Twentyfirst Century,” paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, Montreal, Canada, March 16-19, 2011, with Philip Schrodt.

“Contested Roles and Domestic Politics: Role Debates in Recent Wars,” paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, Montreal, Canada, March 16-19, 2011, with Juliet Kaarbo.

“The Perils of Intervention in Civil War: The Confused Policy of the Allies in Russia (1917- 1922),” paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, New Orleans, LA., February 17-20, 2010.

“Neo-Medievalism in the Twenty-First Century: Warlords, Gangs, and Transnational Militarized Actors as a Challenge to Sovereign Preeminence,” paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, New Orleans, LA., February 17-20, 2010, with Philip Schrodt.

“Contested Roles and Domestic Politics: Reflections on Role Theory in Foreign Policy Analysis and IR Theory,” paper presented at the International Studies Association workshop “Integrating Foreign Policy Analysis and International Relations Through Role Theory,” part of the Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, New Orleans, LA., February 17-20, 2010, with Juliet Kaarbo.

“Personality, Popularity, and Prosperity: Exploring Covariates of Israeli Foreign Policy Behavior (1979-2007) Using Discrete Sequence Pattern Recognition,” paper presented at the American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada, September 3-6, 2009, with Philip Schrodt and Valerie Hudson.

“Romania and Bulgaria in Iraq: A Sequential Foreign Policy Decision-Making Approach,” paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, New York, N.Y., February 15-18, 2009, and the Graduate Research Competition conference, University of Kansas, February 23, 2009.

“Socializing the Revolutionary State: Russian Diplomats-in-Exile (1917-1924) in International Society,” paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Studies Association, New York, N.Y., February 15-18, 2009.

Service

Public service:

Speaker, Frank Beckmann radio program, March 7, 2014, on the crisis in Ukraine.

Professional service:

International Studies Association, Foreign Policy Analysis section, at-large officer. 2014-2015. Reelected for 2015-2016.

International Studies Association, Foreign Policy Analysis section, organizer of Working Group on Foreign Policy Analysis and the Diplomacy of Sub-State Actors, Annual Convention, February 2015.

Michigan Political Science Association 2014 Annual Meeting Program Committee member. Advisory Board Member, Pi Sigma Alpha Undergraduate Journal of Politics, 2013-2015.

Manuscript reviewer for Turkish Studies (2015); Journal of International Relations and Development (2015); Cooperation and Conflict (2014); Cambridge Review of International Affairs (2014), Foreign Policy Analysis (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015), International Studies Quarterly (2012), Review of International Studies (2011, 2015).

Chair on panels at International Studies Association Convention (2014, 2012); International Studies Association-Midwest (2013, 2011); Michigan Political Science Association Conference (2015).

Discussant on panels at International Studies Association Convention (2014, 2013); International Studies Association-Midwest (2013, 2011); Midwest Political Science Association (2015); Michigan Political Science Association Conference (2015).

University service:

Faculty Learning Community on In-Class Simulations, Winter 2012, founder and organizer. Panel, “Refugee Crisis in Europe,” October 2015, speaker. Oakland University.

Panel, “Between Brussels and Moscow: Geopolitical Elections in Moldova and Ukraine,” January 2015, speaker. Oakland University.

Panel, “25 Years since the Fall of the Berlin Wall,” November 2014, speaker. Oakland University.

Panel, “Ukraine in Crisis,” March 2014, speaker. Oakland University.

Panel, “20 Years After the End of the USSR,” January 2012, speaker. Oakland University.

Department service:

Curriculum Committee (2011-2012); Library Coordinator (2011-2012); Ad hoc committee to revise departmental criteria for promotion and tenure (2012); Colloquium Committee (2012); Comparative Politics Search Committee (2013-2014); Executive Committee (2013-2015); Promotion and Tenure Committee (2013-2014); Undergraduate Curriculum and Assessment Committee (2014-2015); ad hoc committee on departmental goals for the university’s new strategic plan (2015).

Teaching and Mentoring

Courses taught at Oakland University:

Introduction to International Relations (every semester since Fall 2011).

International Relations Theories (every semester since Fall 2011).

U.S. Foreign Policy (Winter 2012; Winter 2014).

Comparative Foreign Policy (Winter 2013; Winter 2016).

Politics and Literature (Winter 2015).

Undergraduate mentoring at Oakland University:

Mentor for Priscilla Pelle, “The Conversion of an Empire: William Wilberforce as Norm Entrepreneur.” Research presented at the Michigan Political Science Association 47th Annual Meeting, October 29-30, 2015.

Mentor for Alexa James, “Legalized Prostitution and Human Trafficking: Exploring Regional Variation Within India.” Paper presented at the Michigan Political Science Association 46th Annual Meeting, October 23-24, 2014 and the Pi Sigma Alpha 2015 National Student Conference , February 14, 2015. Paper also presented as a poster at the Midwest Political Science Association, April 16-19, 2015.

Mentor for Marc Dubuis, “Natural Resource Wealth and Norm Compliance: Rent Revenues and the Continuity of State Behavior in International Politics.” Paper presented at the Michigan Political Science Association 46th Annual Meeting, October 23-24, 2014. Paper also presented as a poster at the Midwest Political Science Association, April 16-19, 2015.

Mentor for Nicholas Willis, “The Pirate Bay: A New Non-State Actor in International Relations.” Paper presented at the Michigan Political Science Association 46th Annual Meeting, October 23-24, 2014. Paper also presented as a poster at the Midwest Political Science Association, April 16-19, 2015.

Mentor for Chelsea Manning, “Wikileaks as World Society Actor: An English School Interpretation.” Paper presented at the Michigan Political Science Association 46th Annual Meeting, October 23-24, 2014; the Pi Sigma Alpha 2015 National Student Conference , February 14, 2015; and the Midwest Political Science Association, April 16-19, 2015.

Co-mentor with Matthew Fails (Assistant Professor, Oakland University) on Honors Thesis for Marc Dubuis, 2014-2015.

Co-mentor with Seth Howes (Assistant Professor, Oakland University) on Honors Thesis for Sean Cannady, 2013.

Mentor for Evan Jones on Honors Thesis, 2015.

Mentor for Evan Jones, “Beijing’s l’esprit de l’escalier Policy: Domestic Sources of South China Sea Politics.” Paper presented at the 2013 Joint Annual Meeting of ISA-Midwest, St. Louis, MO., November 7-10, 2013.

Mentor for Marc Dubuis, “Swedish Conduct in the 30 Years’ War.” Paper presented at the 2013 Joint Annual Meeting of ISA-Midwest, St. Louis, MO., November 7-10, 2013.

Mentor for Drew Lewis, “The Fate of European Identity and Democracy in Europe: Brussels vs. Budapest.” Paper presented at the 2013 Joint Annual Meeting of ISA-Midwest, St. Louis, MO., November 7-10, 2013.