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

Professional Service

  • Stockholm University. External Examiner for "Rethinking Ontological Security Theory Conceptual Investigations into ‘Self’ and ‘Anxiety’", PhD Thesis defended by Nina Krickel-Choi. 11/17/2021 - 11/17/2021
  • University of Kent. External Examiner for 'Anxious Leviathan: The Powerful Vulnerability of Strong States', PhD thesis defended by Tadek Markiewicz . 08/16/2021 - present
  • International Studies Association. co-editor, new journal, Global Studies Quarterly. 04/01/2020 - present
  • Hayseed Scholar podcast. Role: Host. Host of a podcast that includes Interviews with political science, history, sociology and international relations scholars about their journeys, work, practices, and challenges. 08/12/2019 - present
  • PS: Politics and Political Science. Editorial Board Member. 03/31/2017 - present
  • Australian Journal of Politics and History. Editorial Board member, Australian Journal of Politics and History, 2017-present. 03/01/2017 - present
  • Western Political Science Association. Co-Organizer, ‘Methods Café’, Western Political Science Association Annual meeting, 2016-present . 05/01/2016 - present
  • Journal of Narrative Politics. Member, Editorial Board. 01/02/2014 - present
  • International Studies Association - West. Treasurer of Section, 2013-2014. 09/15/2013 - 09/26/2014
  • Journal of International Political Theory. Member, Editorial Board. 01/01/2012 - present
  • 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. 02/28/2010 - present

Internal Service

  • College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Dean Search committee. co-chair, 08/30/2021 - 02/18/2022. University service.
  • Student Fee Study Abroad Scholarship Committee. 08/10/2017 - present. University service.
  • Rhodes/Marshall candidate pre-endorsement interview committee, Honors College. 04/10/2017 - present. University service.
  • Rhodes/Marshall candidate pre-endorsement interview committee, Honors College. 03/01/2016 - present. University service.
  • Retention, Promotion and Tenure committee, Fall 2015. Chair, 05/05/2015 - present. Department service.
  • Director of Graduate Studies. 08/2014 - present. Department service.
  • Superior Research Awards Review Committee. Chair, 11/27/2013 - 05/01/2014. College service.
  • Graduate Committee. 08/30/2013 - present. Department service.
  • Chair of International Relations/Comparative Politics committee. 08/30/2013 - 08/30/2014. Department service.

Outreach

  • Speaker on 'Brexit and the EU' panel, Hinckley Forum, Fall 2018. 11/19/2018 - present
  • Guest Teacher for 'Utah Council on Diplomacy', OSHER Lifelong Learning Class, 'U.S. Global Engagement and the Military'. 11/14/2018 - present
  • Speaker on 'Civility and Politics: Resilience of Institutions' Hinckley Forum, Fall 2018, https://www.hinckley.utah.edu/calendar/2018/10/22/civility-in-politics-1the-challenge-of-incivility-ajk85 . 10/29/2018 - present
  • Participant on 'Campus Community Dialogue' series, for the 4th dialogue in 2017, 'Terrorism, Foreign Policy, and American Democracy'. 04/10/2017 - present
  • Organized two panels for Hinckley Institute to coincide with my Ethics in International Relations symposium in October, 2015. Also organized a 'Lunch and Learn' panel with Tanner Center for Human Rights the same day. Francis D. Wormuth chair funds were used to support these outreach activities. 10/05/2015 - 10/05/2015

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, 11/01/2020
  • Cooperation and Conflict Journal, 'Best Review Prize' of 2018. 12/11/2018
  • Runner-up, Superior Research Award, 2018. University of Utah, CSBS. 04/30/2018
  • University of Utah Career Center Faculty Recognition Award. 02/20/2018
  • Runner-up, Superior Research Award, 2017. University of Utah, CSBS, 04/30/2017