Dr. Abigail S. Post

Dr. Abigail S. Post received her B.A. in political science and international studies from the College at Brockport, SUNY, after which she received her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Virginia in Foreign Affairs. Her doctoral research examined the impact of a government leader’s moral language on the willingness of a state to compromise during international negotiations.

During her time at the University of Virginia, Dr. Post managed a United States Air Force (USAF) grant, using both survey and laboratory experiments to explore the impact of political violence on civilian populations. She also studies the dynamics of coercive bargaining in international relations, mostly from a psychological perspective. Her research has been published in The Journal of Conflict Resolution.

Dr. Post joined the faculty at AU in 2018 and teaches courses in political science, national security, and international relations. She is developing new courses for the Political Science program on the contemporary role of nuclear weapons, civilian perspectives toward political violence, among others.

Contact Dr. Post: 
Decker Hall 362; (765) 641-4335

Assistant Professor of Political Science
B.A., College at Brockport, SUNY
M.A., Ph.D., University of Virginia