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Judit Trunkos
Assistant Professor of Political Science (Social Sciences)
trunkos@rmu.edu
412-397-6030 phone (M)
Wheatley Center 331


Educational Background

  • Ph.D., International Studies, University of South Carolina, 2020
  • Master of Arts, International Studies, University of South Carolina, 2015
  • Master of Arts, Liberal Arts/Diplomacy, Winthrop University, 2006

Professional Background

  • Member of the American Political Science Association (APSA)
  • Member of the International Political Science Association (IPSA)
  • Member of the Academy of Political Science

Area of Expertise/Research

  • Dr. Judit Trunkos joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor of Political Science in the Fall of 2022. Dr. Trunkos earned a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of South Carolina. She has taught various Political Science courses including International Relations, European Studies, Cyber Diplomacy, Soft Power and American Government. Dr. Trunkos' research focuses on countries' soft power use. She is specifically interested in how countries use tools of sports diplomacy and cultural diplomacy with each other.

Publications

  • Peer Reviewed Articles

    Trunkos, Judit (2022) “Testing the impact of geopolitics on European democratic countries’ soft power use”. Journal of Political Power, 1-24.

    Trunkos, Judit (2021) “Comparing Russian, Chinese and American Soft Power Use: A New Approach” Global Society. Vol. 35. 395-418.

    Book Chapters    

    Trunkos, Judit and Philip G. Cerny. (2019) “Afterword”. in Alexandre Bohas (Ed.)                         
    Les Puissants à l'assaut de la culture (the attack of culture). L’Harmattan. Paris.         

    Trunkos, Judit and Bob Heere. (2017) “A Primer on Using Sport for                                                  
    Diplomatic Purposes” in Craig Estherick, Bob Baker, Steve Jackson, Michael Sam (Eds.).  
    Case Studies in Sport Diplomacy. West Virginia University Press.