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Ginger Denton, Ph.D.

Government, Associate Professor Department of Humanities

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Mississippi, Political Science. Comparative Politics & International Relations
  • M.A., University of Mississippi, Political Science. Comparative Politics
  • M.A., University of Tennessee, Political Science. International Relations
  • B.S., University of Tennessee, Political Science and Broadcasting

Courses Taught

  • International Relations
  • Comparative Politics
  • Politics of Asia
  • Politics of China

Capstone Projects

  • 2019-2020 Maritime Crime in Latin America
  • 2018-2019 Eagle versus Dragon: Competition in Latin America
  • 2017 The Potential Effects of the Westward Expansion of Extractive Industries in the Gulf of Guinea
  • 2016-2017 Broken Windows and Broken Courts: Combatting Illicit Trafficking in the Gulf of Guinea
  • 2016-2017 Public Opinion and Public Perceptions of the United States within China
  • 2016-2017 Political Participation in the Arctic: How Differences in Alaskan and Canadian Arctic Governance Structures Influence Native Voter Turnout
  • 2016 Food Security: A Global Issue
  • 2016 The Indian Perspective: An Examination of India’s Relations with Two World Powers
  • 2015-2016 The Crisis Cycle: An Analysis of the Domestic Rally Round the Flag Effect
  • 2015-2016 United States Armed Intervention: Policy for the South China Sea

Selected Publications

  • Denton, Ginger L. and Jonathan R. Harris. Forthcoming. “Maritime Piracy, Military Capacity, and Institutions in the Gulf of Guinea,” Terrorism and Political Violence.
  • Denton, Ginger L. and Jonathan R. Harris. Forthcoming. “The Impact of Illegal Fishing on Maritime Piracy: Evidence from West Africa,” Studies in Conflict and Terrorism.
  • Zhang, Weiqi and Ginger L. Denton. 2019. “The North Korean Nuclear Dilemma: Does China Have Leverage?” Journal of Asian Security and International Relations. 6(2): 107-135.
  • Denton, Ginger L. 2016. Political Participation in Asia: Typologies of Political Behavior across Democratizing States. Singapore: World Scientific.

Selected Conference Presentations

  • “The Impact of Institutions on Maritime Violence,” (with Jonathan R. Harris) Presented at the Pacific Northwest Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Boise, ID. November 7 – 9, 2019.
  • “By the Campaign or for the Cause? Institutions and Participation in Asia,” (with Howard B. Sanborn) Presented at the 114th American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Boston, MA. August 30 – September 2, 2018.
  • ”Military Capacity and Maritime Piracy in West Africa,” (with Jonathan R. Harris) Presented at the 114th American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Boston, MA. August 30 – September 2, 2018.
  • “Emerging Threats in the Gulf of Guinea: Mapping Maritime Violence with GIS,” (with Jonathan R. Harris), Presented at the International Studies Association Security Conference, Washington, DC. October 13 – 14, 2017.
  • “Coast Guard: Missions, Organization, and Force Structure,” Moderator at China’s Gray Zone Maritime Operations Conference. Naval War College, Newport, RI. May 2 – 3, 2017.
  • “The Most Misunderstood Alliance: North Korea’s Foreign Policy on China,” (with Weiqi Zhang), Presented at the 5th Global International Studies Conference, Taipei, Taiwan. April 1 – 2, 2017.
  • “Indian Perceptions of the United States and China,” Presented at the 48th Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Political Science Association, Boston, MA. November 10-12, 2016.
  • Panel Discussant, “Politics of the South China Sea,” at the 49th Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Political Science Association, Boston, MA. November 10 – 12, 2016.
  • Panel Chair and Discussant, “Corruption and the Role of Elite Actors in State Government,” at the Annual Meeting of the New England Political Science Association, Newport, RI. April 21 – 23, 2016.
  • “Patterns of Political Participation in Democratizing Southeast Asia,” Presented at the 3rd International Association of Asia-Pacific Studies Annual Meeting, Manila, Philippines. November 22 – 23, 2013.
  • “Southern Thailand’s Political Participation Patterns: The Influence of Ethnicity and Religion,” Presented at the 84th Southern Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL. January 3 – 5, 2013.
  • Guest Lecturer, China Maritime Police Academy, Ningbo, China. 2012.
  • Participant, “China’s Far Seas Operations,” Chinese Maritime Studies Institute Conference, U.S. Naval War College. May 9 – 12, 2012.
  • “The Impact of Ethnic Identity on Patriotism and Radical Islam in Insurgent Thailand,” (with Robert B. Albritton), Presented at the 70th Midwest Political Science Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL. April 12 – 15, 2012.
  • “Dimensions of Political Participation in Hong Kong,” Prepared for the Conference of The Asian Studies Association of Hong Kong, Hong Kong. March 2 – 3, 2012.
  • “Radical Islam and Political Behavior in Southern Thailand,” Presented at the 69th Midwest Political Science Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL. March 31 – April 3, 2011.
  • “Political Behavior in Southeast Asia: An examination of the Resource Model in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand.” Presented at the 42nd Northeastern Political Science Association Annual Conference, Boston, MA. November 11 – 13, 2010.
  • “Critical Citizens or Subjects? Political Participation and Democracy in Asia,” Presented at the 68th Midwest Political Science Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL. April 22 – 25, 2010.
  • “Modes of Political Participation in Asia: Verba and Nie Revisited,” Presented at the 49th Annual Meeting of the Southeast Conference Association for Asian Studies, Louisville, KY. January 15 – 17, 2010.
  • Panel Chair, Asian Political Culture section, 49th Annual Meeting of the Southeast Conference Association for Asian Studies, Louisville, KY. January 15 – 17, 2010.
  • “Modes of Political Participation in Insurgent Southern Thailand,” (with Robert B. Albritton) Presented at the 66th Midwest Political Science Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL. April 3 – 6, 2008.

Research Experience

  • Center for Advanced Studies Research Grant, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, 2014.
  • Visiting Research Fellow, King Prajadhipok’s Institute, Bangkok, Thailand. 2010.
  • Nelson Mandela University Exchange Program, Port Elizabeth, South Africa. 2009.
  • Research Assistant, Foundation for Environmental Security and Sustainability grant program, University of Mississippi. 2009.
  • Graduate Student Council Research Grant, University of Mississippi. “Drugs, Violence, and Political Participation in Colombia.” Bogota, Colombia. 2007.
  • Research Assistant, Social Science Research Laboratory, University of Mississippi. 2006-2007.

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