Dr. Patrick A. Mello University Address Contact

Dr. Patrick A. Mello
University Address
Technische Universität Dresden
Department of Political Science
Chair of International Politics
01062 Dresden, Germany
Bergstr. 53, von-Gerber-Bau, R. 258
[email protected]
Current Academic Position
Since 04/2012
Research Associate and Lecturer (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter),
Technische Universität Dresden, Chair of International Politics
Previous Academic Positions
Research Associate (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter),
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Chair of Comparative Political
Sciences and Political Systems of Eastern Europe
Post-doctoral Research Fellow,
Berlin Graduate School of Social Sciences (BGSS)
University Education
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, BGSS,
Dr. phil. in Political Science (magna cum laude),
Thesis: ‘Democracies and Armed Conflict: Military Participation in
Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Iraq’ (defense: 13 July 2012), Committee:
Prof. Ellen M. Immergut (chair), Prof. Christopher Daase
University of Washington, Seattle, USA,
Trans-Atlantic Module, Euromasters program (GPA: 3.95/4.0)
University of Bath, UK & Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (Joint
Degree), M.A. ‘Euromasters with Trans-Atlantic Track’ (with
distinction), Thesis: ‘A Transformation of War? The Debate about New
Weber State University, Ogden, USA,
B.A. Exchange, Study Grant from Universität Bayreuth
Universität Bayreuth,
B.A. in American Studies & Law (sehr gut/excellent)
Democratic Participation in Armed Conflict: Military Involvement in Kosovo, Afghanistan,
and Iraq, Palgrave Studies in International Relations, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
Peer-reviewed Journal Articles
‘Parliamentary Peace or Partisan Politics? Democracies’ Participation in the Iraq War,’
Journal of International Relations and Development 15 (3): 420-453.
‘In Search of New Wars: The Debate about a Transformation of War,’
European Journal of International Relations 16 (2): 297-309.
Mello – CV – 11/2014
Book Chapters
‘Democratic Peace Theory,’ in Joseph Paul and J. Geoffrey Golson, eds., The Sage
Encyclopedia of War: Social Science Perspectives, Thousand Oaks: Sage (forthcoming).
‘New and Old Wars,’ in Joseph Paul and J. Geoffrey Golson, eds., The Sage
Encyclopedia of War: Social Science Perspectives, Thousand Oaks: Sage (forthcoming).
‘Asymmetric Warfare,’ in George Ritzer, ed., The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of
Sociology, 2nd edition, Thousand Oaks: Sage (forthcoming).
Book Review
Review of ‘Coalitions of Convenience: United States Military Interventions after the
Cold War’ by Sarah E. Kreps, Berlin Reviews in Social Sciences, Review No. 2.
Conference Papers (selection)
‘A Comparative Analysis of Constitutional and Political Restrictions on the Use of
Force,’ 4th Global International Studies Conference of the World International Studies
Committee (WISC), Frankfurt, 6-9 August.
‘Constitutional and Political Restrictions on the Use of Force: A Comparative
Analysis of Prevalent Regulations and their Evolution over Time,’ International Studies
Association (ISA), 55th Annual Convention, Toronto, 26-29 March.
‘Unreliable Allies? A Fuzzy-Set Analysis of Withdrawal from Operation Iraqi
Freedom,’ International Conference ‘Qualitative Comparative Analysis: Applications
and Methodological Challenges,’ Frankfurt, 22-23 November.
‘From Prospect to Practice: A Critical Review of Applications in Fuzzy-Set Qualitative
Comparative Analysis,’ 8th Pan-European Conference on International Relations
(EISA/SGIR), Warsaw, 18-21 September.
‘A Critical Review of Applications in QCA and Fuzzy-Set Analysis and a ‘Toolbox’ of
Proven Solutions to Frequently Encountered Problems,’ American Political Science
Association (APSA), 108th Annual Meeting, New Orleans, 30 August – 2 September.
‘A Critical Review of Applications and Methodological Developments in QCA and
Fuzzy-Set Analysis,’ European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR), 40th Joint
Sessions, Workshop ‘Methodological Advances, Bridges and Limits in the Application
of Qualitative Comparative Analysis,’ Antwerp, 11-15 April.
‘Unconditional Support or Public Constraints? A Fuzzy-Set Analysis of Democracies’
War Involvement in Afghanistan,’ 4th Graduate Network Conference, Berlin, 22-24
‘Democracy Unpacked: A Fuzzy-Set Analysis of Institutions, Partisanship, and War
Participation,’ European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR), 6th General
Conference, Reykjavik, 25-27 August.
‘Democratic Subtypes, Institutional Mechanisms, and Armed Conflict: A Fuzzy-Set
Analysis of Democracies’ Military Participation in the Iraq War,’ European
Consortium for Political Research (ECPR), 39th Joint Sessions, Workshop ‘Political
Institutions and Political Violence,’ St Gallen, 12-17 April.
‘Janus-Faced Democracy? Democratic Political Institutions and the Use of Force since
the End of the Cold War,’ European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR),
Standing Group on International Relations (SGIR), 7th Pan-European International
Relations Conference, Stockholm, 9-11 September.
Mello – CV – 11/2014
Teaching Experience
Foreign Policy Analysis (‘Außenpolitikanalyse’), Seminar, TU Dresden, Winter 2012, 2013, 2014.
Set-Theoretic Methods: Qualitative Comparative Analysis and Related Approaches, ECPR Summer School
in Methods and Techniques, University of Ljubljana, (with Carsten Q. Schneider), Summer 2014.
Concepts and Theories of International Relations (‘Konzepte und Theorien der Internationalen
Beziehungen’), Seminar, TU Dresden, Summer 2012, 2013, 2014.
Current Issues in German Foreign Policy (‘Aktuelle Probleme deutscher Außenpolitik’), Seminar, TU
Dresden, Sommer 2012, 2013.
International Relations as a Field of Work (‘Internationale Beziehungen als Beruf’), Seminar, TU
Dresden, Winter 2012.
Democracy and International Security, Advanced BA-Course (‘Vertiefungsseminar’), HU Berlin (jointly
taught with Jesse Kalata), Winter 2011.
Comparative Politics and International Relations, (‘Vergleichende Politikwissenschaft und Internationale
Beziehungen’), BA-Course, HU Berlin, Winter 2009.
Germany’s Changing Foreign and Security Policy (‘Deutschlands Außen- und Sicherheitspolitik im
Wandel’), MA-Workshop and Colloquium, Berlin Graduate School of Social Sciences, Winter 2008.
Work Experience
Program Coordinator M.A. Studies ‘Euromasters & Trans-Atlantic Masters,’
BGSS, HU Berlin
Teaching Assistant, study abroad program ‘Elusive Europe,’ University of
Washington, Seattle (in cooperation with and based at HU Berlin)
Public Relations Internship, Workhouse Publicity, New York
Pro Tour and Masters Series Participant, Wizards of the Coast, Seattle
Scholarships and Awards
Post-Doc Fellowship, BGSS, HU Berlin
PhD Research Scholarship, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG),
Excellence Initiative, BGSS, HU Berlin
Teaching Scholarship, BGSS, HU Berlin
Best Overall Academic Performance 2006/2007, University of Bath
Honor Award in Recognition of Superior Accomplishment
Weber State University, Ogden
Exchange Student Scholarship, Universität Bayreuth
Colloquia and Invited Talks
• Paper presentation, ‘Janus-Faced Democracy? A Fuzzy-Set Analysis of Military Contributions to
Multilateral Interventions,’ Colloquium of Prof. Christopher Daase, Cluster of Excellence
‘Normative Orders’, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt/Main, Germany, 25 October 2010.
• Invited talk, ‘Democratic Foreign Policy and the Use of Force since the End of the Cold War,’
German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) study group visit to Berlin from Samara State
University, Russia, 20 October 2010.
Mello – CV – 11/2014
Workshops, Summer Schools, and Training (selection)
Institute for Qualitative and Multi-Method Research (IQMR), Consortium on
Qualitative Research Methods, Syracuse University, 13-24 June, Co-Directors:
Prof. Andrew Bennett, Prof. David Collier, and Prof. Colin Elman.
‘Case Study Research Methods’ (10 ECTS), Oslo Summer School in Comparative
Social Science Studies, Instructor: Prof. Andrew Bennett.
‘Theory and Practice of the Democratic Peace,’ 20th Spring School on Security Policy
(Frühjahrsakademie Sicherheitspolitik), Peace Research Institute Frankfurt and
Atlantische Akademie Rheinland-Pfalz, Lambrecht, Director: Prof. Berthold Meyer.
‘University Teaching Methods’ (Hochschuldidaktik), 3-day Workshop, Humboldt
Graduate School, Berlin, Instructor: Dr. Regina Wenk.
‘QCA and Fuzzy Sets’ (30 hrs.), ECPR Summer School in Methods and Techniques,
Ljubljana, Slovenia, Instructors: Prof. Benoit Rihoux and Prof. Carsten Q. Schneider.
‘Introduction to SPSS’ (18 hrs.), ECPR Summer School in Methods and Techniques,
Ljubljana, Slovenia, Instructor: Gregor Petric, PhD.
‘Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) and Fuzzy Sets,’ 2-day Workshop, Berlin
Graduate School of Social Sciences, Instructor: Claudius Wagemann, PhD.
‘Qualitative Methods,’ 2-day Workshop, HU Berlin, Instructor: Dr. Betina Hollstein.
‘Introduction to Multilevel Linear Models,’ 1-day Workshop, Social Science Research
Center Berlin (WZB), Instructor: Dr. Elmar Schlueter.
‘Introduction to Atlas.ti,’ 2-day Workshop, Berlin Graduate School of Social Sciences,
Instructor: Dr. Susanne Friese.
Trainer Certificate in Rhetoric, Faculty of Law, Universität Bayreuth.
Other Academic Activities
• Reviewer for:
Comparative Politics, International Peacekeeping, Journal of International Relations and
Development, Security Dialogue, Sociological Methods and Research
• Panel Chair and Organizer of ‘Recent Advances in Foreign Policy Analysis,’ Discussant for ‘The
Foreign Policies of Middle Powers,’ International Studies Association, 56th Annual Convention,
New Orleans, 18-21 February 2015.
• Managing Editor, BGSS Online Publications (10/2010 – 07/2011).
• Organizing Committee Member ‘Berlin Summer School in Social Sciences: Linking Theory and
Empirical Research,’ 17-29 July 2011.
• Panel Chair and Discussant, ‘Realism Reconsidered,’ ECPR Graduate Conference, Dublin City
University, Ireland, 30 August – 1 September 2010.
Memberships and Affiliations
American Political Science Association, Deutsche Vereinigung für Parlamentsfragen, Deutsche
Vereinigung für Politische Wissenschaft, International Studies Association.
Language Proficiency
German: native speaker; English: fluent, TOEFL 283/300 (2004); Spanish: upper intermediate level,
6 years training; French: basic knowledge, 4 years training.
Available upon request.