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ABOUT ME

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Politics and Government at Illinois State University.  In May 2019, I received my PhD in Political Science from the University of Missouri. I study comparative politics and international relations. For more information on my research and teaching, please see the "Research" and "Teaching" sections of my website or download my CV.

I am originally from New Jersey. After I graduated from the University of Delaware in 2011, I served as Peace Corps Volunteer in Nicaragua from August 2011 to November 2013. After serving in Nicaragua for 27 months, I extended my service as a Peace Corps Response Volunteer in China from January 2014-July 2014. After three years serving in the Peace Corps, I moved to Missouri to begin graduate school in August 2014. 

I live in Bloomington, Illinois with my wife Carly, my son Walter, and my two dogs Dolly and Leo. My wife and I love to travel both internationally and around the United States. We love to experience new cultures, new foods, and new places. 

 

EDUCATION

PH.D., POLITICAL SCIENCE, UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI, MAY 2019

Concentrations: Comparative Politics and International Relations.

Dissertation: Resource Extraction, Resistance, and Religion

Committee: Moisés Arce (chair), Jonathan Krieckhaus, Bryce Reeder, and Jere Gilles (Rural Sociology).

Graduate Certificates: Grantsmanship, Public Management, Nonprofit Management, and Global Public Affairs.

M.A., POLITICAL SCIENCE, UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI, MAY 2016

Concentrations: Comparative Politics and International Relations.

Thesis: What's Driving Chinese Foreign Direct Investment in Latin America?

Committee: Moisés Arce  (chair), Sheena Greitens, and Vitor Trindade (Economics).

Graduate Minor: International Development.

B.A., INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE, MAY 2011

Concentration and Specialization: International Development and European Studies.

Undergraduate Minors: Spanish Studies, History, Business Administration.

Study Abroads:

El Centro de Lenguas Modernas—Granada, Spain. 2009.

Pontifica Universidad Católica del Ecuador—Quito, Ecuador. 2009.

CERTIFICATIONS, TRAININGS, AND SKILLS

Certifications

  • CITI Certificate, Institutional Review Board, Illinois State University. 2019.

  • CITI Certificate, Institutional Review Board, University of Missouri. 2016.

  • Teaching Certificate, United States Peace Corps. 2013.


Trainings

  • LGBTQ Safe Space Training, November 2018.

  • Innovative Pedagogy Conference, November 2018, International Studies Association Mid-West Conference, St. Louis, MO.

  • Green Dot: Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention Training. February 2017.

  • Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative. February 2016.

  • RESPOND: Partnering for Campus Mental Health. April 2015.

  • On-Line Teaching: An In-Person Primer. April 2015.

  • LATEX: An In-Person Primer. September 2014.


Languages

  • English (native)

  • Spanish (advanced)

  • Mandarin (novice)


Statistical and Computer Software

  • Stata

  • SPSS

  • LATEX

  • Microsoft Office

 

RESEARCH

PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

  • Goldring, Edward, and Michael Hendricks. 2018. “Help is Close at Hand? Proximity and the Effectiveness of Peacekeepers.” Research and Politics 5(4): 1-9.

OTHER PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

  • Arce, Moisés, and Michael Hendricks. 2019. “Resource Wealth and Political Decentralization in Latin America.” Oxford Encyclopedia of Latin American Politics (Oxford University Press).

WORKING PAPER MANUSCRIPTS

  • Peacekeeping

    • "Using Geographically Weighted Regression to Understand the Determinants of Local-Level Peacekeeping Effectiveness" co-authored with Edward Goldring and Bryce Reeder.

    • “Playing to Win: How Expected Effectiveness Influences United Nations Members’ Peacekeeper Contributions” co-authored with Edward Goldring.

    • “Fighting for Peace or Power? International Organizations and State Interest” co-authored with Bryce Reeder.

    • “Is UN Peacekeeping Effectiveness ‘High’? The Effects of Drug Trafficking on UN Peacekeeping Effectiveness” co-authored with Edward Goldring and Bryce Reeder.

  • Chinese Investments in Latin America

    • “How Chinese FDI Shapes Latin Americans’ Public Opinion Towards China” co-authored with Adriana Boersner-Herrera and Cody Drolc.

    • “Can Politicians Pay the Price for China’s Presence in Latin America” co-authored with Adriana Boersner-Herrera and Cody Drolc.

  • Resource Extraction

    • “The Right to Prior Consultation? Assessing Individual-Level Attitudes in Communities Divided over Mining in Nicaragua and South Africa” co-authored with Moisés Arce and Marc Polizzi.

    • “Minería: ¿El Elixir de la Vida o la Fruta Prohibida? Un Examen Empírico de las Oportunidades y Amenazas de la Minería en Santo Domingo, Nicaragua: Una Comunidad Dividida Sobre la Minería.” co-authored with Mario Sanchez Gonzalez.

  • International Political Economy

    • “The Two-Stage Political Economy of FTAs: Veto Players as Both Facilitators and Barriers” co-authored with Jonathan Krieckhaus and Chika Yamamoto-Rosenbaum.

    • "The Socialist Economic Peace."

WORKING BOOK MANUSCRIPTS

  • The Micropolitics of Resource Extraction: Understanding the Contexts of Opposition and Support co-authored with Moisés Arce and Marc Polizzi.

  • Religion, Resistance, and Resource Extraction in Latin America co-authored with Moisés Arce and Bryce Reeder.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Comparative Politics

    • Resource Extraction and Protests/Social Movements

    • Impacts of Chinese Investments in Developing Countries

  • International Relations

    • Peacekeeping Deployment and Effectiveness

  • Regions

    • Latin America (Chinese Investments and Extractive Protests)

    • Africa (Peacekeeping, Chinese Investments, and Extractive Protests)

  • Methodological

    • Public Opinion Surveys

    • Mixed Methods

 

TEACHING

EXPERIENCE: INSTRUCTOR OF RECORD

  • Politics of the Global Illicit Economy: Drug Trafficking and International Security, Spring 2020, Illinois State University. 

  • Politics of Africa, Asia, and Latin America, Spring 2020, Illinois State University. 

  • Topics in Latin American Politics, Spring 2020, Illinois State University.

  • Seminar on Community Development (Graduate Level), Fall 2019, Illinois State University.

  • Latin American Politics, Fall 2019, Illinois State University.

  • Politics of the Global Illicit Economy: Drug Trafficking and International Security, Fall 2018, University of Missouri.

  • Teaching English as a Foreign Language (tertiary), 2014, United States Peace Corps (China), Guizhou Vocational and Technology Institute-Guiyang.

    • Taught four English courses in Tourism, Hotel Management, and Aviation Services.

  • Teaching English as a Foreign Language (secondary), 2011-2013, United States Peace Corps (Nicaragua), Ministry of Education-San Marcos.

    • Taught English in three different Nicaraguan high schools from grades 7-11.

EXPERIENCE: LAB INSTRUCTOR

  • Comparative Political Systems, Fall 2017, Professor Michael Wahman, University of Missouri.

EXPERIENCE: TEACHING ASSISTANT

  • Politics of Development, Spring 2019, Professor Moisés Arce, University of Missouri. 

  • Politics and the Media (online), Spring 2018, Professor William Horner, University of Missouri.

  • The American Presidency (online), Spring 2018, Professor William Horner, University of Missouri.

  • American Government (online), Spring 2018, Professor William Horner, University of Missouri.

  • Comparative Political Systems, Fall 2017, Professor Michael Wahman, University of Missouri.

  • Politics and the Media-Writing Intensive (online), Spring 2017, Professor William Horner, University of Missouri.

  • Politics and the Media (online), Spring 2017, Professor William Horner, University of Missouri.

  • The American Presidency (online), Spring 2017, Professor William Horner, University of Missouri.

  • American Government (online), Spring 2017, Professor William Horner, University of Missouri.

  • Latin American Politics, Fall 2016, Professor Moisés Arce, University of Missouri.

  • American Government, Spring 2016, Professor Marvin Overby, University of Missouri.

  • Latin American Politics, Fall 2015, Professor Moisés Arce, University of Missouri.

  • American Government, Fall 2014, Professor William Horner, University of Missouri.

 

LET’S CONNECT

Department of Politics and Government

Illinois State University

407C Schroeder Hall

Normal, IL 

61790-4600 

Cell: 908-902-2940

Skype: michael.s.hendricks

 
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