Nicholas Campbell-Seremetis received a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Chicago in the summer of 2020 and is a post-doctoral fellow at the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies.
He specializes in international relations and political psychology. His current research examines the causes and consequences of people’s perceptions of the rationality of foreign leaders: in other words, people's beliefs about how their international counterparts think. His dissertation utilizes a mixture of experimental and case study methods to investigate how factors such as speaking style, ideology, and race shape observers' beliefs about the rationality of foreign leaders, and in turn how these beliefs shape preferences for diplomatic versus military approaches to crisis resolution. His broader interests include diplomacy, conflict, media, and communication studies, and incorporating factors such as emotions, perception, belief, performance, rhetoric, and race into longstanding debates in international relations.