Jennifer Mitzen

Jennifer Mitzen

Jennifer Mitzen

Associate Professor of Political Science

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2036 Derby Hall
154 N Oval Mall
Columbus, OH 43210

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  • Ph.D., University of Chicago, Political Science (2001)
  • M.A., University of Chicago, Committee on International Relations (1992)
  • B.A., Wesleyan University, Economics (1987)


Jennifer Mitzen is associate professor of political science at The Ohio State University, where she has been since 2004. She has research and teaching interests in the areas of international relations theory, global governance, and international security.

Mitzen's book, Power in Concert: The Nineteenth Century Origins of Global Governance (University of Chicago Press, 2013) develops and illustrates empirically a theoretical framework for studying global governance rooted in the concept of collective intentionality. A second area of research is oriented around the idea of ontological (as opposed to physical) security, whether for individuals or for states.

Mitzen’s work has appeared in the American Political Science Review, European Journal of International Relations, Journal of European Public Policy, and Security Studies (co-authored with Randall Schweller).

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Curriculum Vitae (pdf)
Department web page

Media Links

Political Science: Mitzen wins two book awards at ISA (2015)

Mershon Project

Critical Research in International Politics, with Alexander Wendt (2015-16)