Molly M. Melin

Assistant Professor of Political Science


Academic interests:

Professor Melin's research and teaching interests are in the areas of international relations and foreign policy decision-making, with emphasis on international conflict and conflict management.  Her dissertation, "Strategic Peacemakers: A Study of the Occurrence and Effects of Third Party Management in Militarized Conflicts," examines variation in third party efforts to end violent conflict.  Her current research focuses on third party interventions in ongoing international conflicts and the dynamics of conflict expansion.


Contact information:

Email: Mmelin(at)

Phone: (773) 508-8647

Office: 331 Coffey Hall

Department of Political Science
Loyola University Chicago
1032 W. Sheridan Rd
Chicago IL, 60660