Brent J Steele portrait
  • Professor, Political Science Department
  • Chair of Department
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Professional Service

  • Entity: Stockholm University External Examiner for "Rethinking Ontological Security Theory Conceptual Investigations into ‘Self’ and ‘Anxiety’", PhD Thesis defended by Nina Krickel-Choi. 2021 - 2021
  • Entity: University of Kent External Examiner for 'Anxious Leviathan: The Powerful Vulnerability of Strong States', PhD thesis defended by Tadek Markiewicz. 2021 - present
  • International Studies Association. co-editor, new journal, Global Studies Quarterly. 2020 - present
  • Role: Host. Entity: Hayseed Scholar podcast Host of a podcast that includes Interviews with political science, history, sociology and international relations scholars about their journeys, work, practices, and challenges. 2019 - present
  • Entity: PS: Politics and Political Science Editorial Board Member. 2017 - present
  • Entity: Australian Journal of Politics and History Editorial Board member, Australian Journal of Politics and History, 2017-present. 2017 - present
  • Western Political Science Association. Co-Organizer, ‘Methods Café’, Western Political Science Association Annual meeting, 2016-present. 2016 - present
  • Entity: Journal of Narrative Politics Member, Editorial Board. 2014 - present
  • Entity: International Studies Association - West Treasurer of Section, 2013-2014. 2013 - 2014
  • Entity: Journal of International Political Theory Member, Editorial Board. 2012 - present
  • Entity: International Studies Association - International Ethics Section Secretary of Section, 2010-2012 Vice-Chair and Program Chair of Section, 2012-2014; Chair and Program Chair of Section, 2014-2016. 2010 - present

Internal Service

  • College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Dean Search committee. Co-Chair, 2021 - 2022. service.
  • Student Fee Study Abroad Scholarship Committee. 2017 - present. service.
  • Rhodes/Marshall candidate pre-endorsement interview committee, Honors College. 2017 - present. service.
  • Rhodes/Marshall candidate pre-endorsement interview committee, Honors College. 2016 - present. service.
  • Retention, Promotion and Tenure committee, Fall 2015. Chair, 2015 - present. service.
  • Director of Graduate Studies. 2014 - present. service.
  • Superior Research Awards Review Committee. Chair, 2013 - 2014. service.
  • Chair of International Relations/Comparative Politics committee. 2013 - 2014. service.
  • Graduate Committee. 2013 - present. service.

Honors & Awards

  • Co-winner of the 2020 ISA Theory Section Best Book Award for my 2019 book, 'Restraint in International Politics'. International Studies Association - Theory section, 2020
  • Cooperation and Conflict Journal, 'Best Review Prize' of 2018. 2018
  • Runner-up, Superior Research Award, 2018. University of Utah, CSBS. 2018
  • University of Utah Career Center Faculty Recognition Award. 2018
  • Runner-up, Superior Research Award, 2017. University of Utah, CSBS, 2017