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Faculty Portrait

Contact Information

Name: James DeShaw Rae

Title: Professor

Office Location: Tahoe Hall 3123

Email: rae@csus.edu

Office Phone: (916) 278-7866

Mailing Address: Sacramento State 6000 J Street Sacramento, CA 95819-6043

Bio

James DeShaw Rae is professor of politics at California State University, Sacramento. James is originally from Iowa and did his bachelor's degree in Political Science at the University of Iowa. He formerly worked in Washington, DC as a researcher at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP), a non-partisan think tank funded by the U.S. Congress to help prevent, manage and resolve international conflict. While there, he did a master's degree in International Affairs at American University. He received his PhD in Political Science at the University of Hawai'i. He is the author of Analyzing the Drone Debates: Targeted Killing, Remote Warfare, and Military Technology (New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014) and Peacebuilding and Transitional Justice in East Timor (Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner, 2009). His research focuses on peace, justice, human rights, and international law, as well as politics and national identity in East and Southeast Asia. He has published in Global Change, Peace, and Security; Peace Review; Asian Politics and Policy; Eurasian Geography and Economics; and Ethnic Studies Report. From 2011-12, James was a Fulbright Scholar at China Foreign Affairs University in Beijing, China and from 2017-18 was a Fulbright Scholar at Beijing Foreign Studies University in Beijing, China.

Courses that I teach

  • Govt 35: World Politics
  • Govt 127: International Law
  • Govt 130: International Relations
  • Govt 131: International Organization
  • Govt 137: Nationalism
  • Govt 145: Government and Politics of Asia
  • Govt 162: American Film and Culture in the Nuclear Age
  • Asia 151: Genocide in Southeast Asia

Publications

Newspaper/Magazine Opinion Pieces

Research Projects/Interests

  • Human Rights, War Crimes, and Transitional Justice
  • Peace and Conflict Resolution
  • Ethnic Conflict, Nationalism, and Political Violence
  • East and Southeast Asia (particularly Cambodia, China, and East Timor)

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