Joseph P.A. O'Mahoney | People

Joseph P.A.
Stanton Junior Faculty Fellow

Joseph O’Mahoney is an Assistant Professor at Seton Hall University’s School of Diplomacy and International Relations and a Stanton Junior Faculty Fellow at MIT for 2016-2017. His research primarily investigates international norm dynamics concerning the legitimacy of war and the use of force.  Broader research interests include recognition and nonrecognition, how argumentation works, the proliferation of nuclear weapons, and whether and how we can establish motives or reasons for action in international relations. He has authored articles in International Organization, European Journal of International Relations, and International Theory, as well as other outlets. He received a PhD in Political Science from George Washington University in 2012 and has previously taught at Brown University, George Washington University, and the Affiliated High School of Fujian Normal University.