Associate Professor of Politics and International Studies
Director of International Studies
MacLeod's academic specialization is international relations, with a focus on international political economy. His primary research interests include corporate social responsibility, socially responsible investment and the interaction amongst investors, corporations and social activists on issues such as climate change and genocide. His most recent publications include a journal article ("Emerging Investor Networks and the Construction of Corporate Social Responsibility" in the Journal of Corporate Citizenship, 2009), a book review ("Business Power and Conflict in International Environmental Politics" in Millennium: Journal of International Studies, 2009) and a book chapter ("Financial Actors and Instruments in the Construction of Global Corporate Accountability" in Global Accountabilities by Cambridge University Press, 2007).
Michael is currently treasurer of the national organization Christians in Political Science.
Michael will be teaching the following courses:
Introduction to Political Science
Introduction to International Relations 230A230B
Introduction to Comparative Government
International Conflict and Peace
American Foreign Policy
Environmental Politics and Policies
Political Science Research & Writing
Selected Topics (such as International Organizations, Politics of the Developing World, etc)