Nicolás Terradas

Nicolás Terradas

International Relations Theory, Security Studies, Political Anthropology, U.S. Grand Strategy, South America.

I received a Lic. in International Relations from UNICEN in 2007, and a MA in International Studies from Torcuato Di Tella University in 2011 (both in Argentina). I started the Ph.D. program at FIU in August of 2011 with a Fulbright Scholarship. My research interest is largely multidisciplinary, exploring connections between IR Theory and the fields of Security Studies and Political Anthropology around specific issues like anarchy, order, and war. I am also interested in the study of the historic role of the Western Hemisphere in the formulation of U.S. Grand Strategy, and U.S. foreign policy more generally. In the recent past, I have also worked on the theoretical study of the so-called “long peace” in South America.

My current research focuses on a general re-grounding of the international society (or English School) approach on the basis of classical works in Political Anthropology regarding the study of order in (domestic) “anarchical societies.” As part of my doctoral dissertation, I apply this revised English School framework to the study of war and peace in South America since the early-1800s.