Shelley L. Hurt
- International Relations
- U.S. Foreign Policy
- International Law & Organizations
- Science & Technology Policy
- American Political Development
- Office: Building 47, Room 11C
- Phone: (805) 756-2017
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
About Shelley Hurt
Shelley L. Hurt joined the Political Science Department as an Assistant Professor in 2009. She specializes in International Relations, Science & Technology Policy, and American Political Development. Hurt's scholarship centers on U.S. foreign policy, intellectual property law and agricultural biotechnology. She has conducted extensive archival research in the National Archives in Washington, D.C., and at the Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter and Reagan Presidential Libraries. Her dissertation, "Science, Power, and the State: U.S. Foreign Policy, Intellectual Property Law, and the Origins of Agricultural Biotechnology, 1969-1994," received "Honorable Mention" from the Virginia M. Walsh Award for Best Dissertation of the STEP organized section of the American Political Science Association in 2010. In addition, she won the 2007 Carl Beck Award from the International Studies Association for the best graduate student paper. She had the honor of presenting her research at a conference on détente at the U.S. Department of State. Hurt has received fellowship awards from the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia and the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center at Dartmouth College. She also spent two years in the Department of Political Science at Vassar College as a Visiting Instructor.
Shelley L. Hurt received “Professor of the Year” award from the CLA Club Council, College of Liberal Arts in 2015.
- Introduction to International Relations
- Contemporary U.S. Foreign Policy
- International Organizations and Law
- Technology and Public Policy
- World Food Systems
- Global Political Issues
Hybrid Rule and State Formation: Public-Private Power in the 21st Century, Shelley L. Hurt and Ronnie D. Lipschutz, eds. (New York and London: Routledge, 2015)
“The TPP, Intellectual Property Law, and American Decline: Recasting an Enduring Debate,” in Alan Cafruny and Herman Schwartz, eds., Hegemony and Leadership in the International Political Economy (Boulder, Colorado: Lynn Rienner Publishers, forthcoming 2016).
Shelley L. Hurt and Ronnie D. Lipschutz, “Bringing Politics Back In,” (chapter one) in Ronnie D. Lipschutz and Shelley L. Hurt, Hybrid Rule and State Formation: Public-Private Partnerships in the Twenty-First Century (London and New York: Routledge, 2015).
Shelley L. Hurt “What’s at stake in the privatization debate? Enclosing the public domain through hybrid rule,” (chapter eight) in Ronnie D. Lipschutz and Shelley L. Hurt, Hybrid Rule and State Formation: Public-Private Partnerships in the Twenty-First Century (London and New York: Routledge, 2015).
Ronnie D. Lipschutz and Shelley L. Hurt, “Hybrid Rule and State Formation: Some Concluding Thoughts, Arguments and Research Items,” (chapter ten) in Ronnie D. Lipschutz and Shelley L. Hurt, Hybrid Rule and State Formation: Public-Private Partnerships in the Twenty-First Century (London and New York: Routledge, 2015).
Shelley L. Hurt, “Military’s Hidden Hand: Examining the Dual-Use Origins of Biotechnology, 1969-1972,” (chapter 3) in Fred Block and Matt Keller, eds., State of Innovation: The U.S. Government’s Role in Technology Development (Boulder: Paradigm Publishers, 2011).
“‘Seed Wars:’ The Promises and Pitfalls of Agricultural Biotechnology for a Hungry World,” Miller Center Report, vol. 21, no. 1, Spring/Summer 2004.
Op-Ed: “U.S. can aid world’s hungriest people by relaxing patents on biotech seeds,”
Columbus Dispatch (Ohio), September 10, 2003;
San Diego Union-Tribune (California), September 11, 2003;
Charleston Sunday Mail & Gazette (West Virginia), September 14, 2003.
Book Manuscript in progress
America’s New Mission: U.S. Grand Strategy, Intellectual Property Law, and the Geopolitics of Agricultural Biotechnology, 1965-1995
Selected Book Chapters and Article Manuscripts in progress
“Patent Secrecy and the National Security State, 1945-1980,” article manuscript based on International Studies Association Carl Beck Award.
“From Arms Control to Nonproliferation: The New Geopolitics of WMD”
“Geopolitics of Agricultural Biotechnology and the Cold War”
Recent Conference Presentations:
Presenter, "The Value of Templates: Encouraging Student Creativity and Performance," paper to be presented at 19th Annual CSU Teaching and Learning Symposium in San Jose, California, October 2016.
Presenter, "Hybrid Rule in Innovation Policies: Recasting Public-Private Relations in the Reagan Era," paper to be presented on a panel at The Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics in Berkeley, California, June 2016.
Presenter, “Human Rights as Food Security: Revisiting President Carter’s Human Rights Agenda,” paper presented at Annual International Studies Association Conference in Atlanta, Georgia in March 2016.
Presenter, “The TPP, Intellectual Property Law, and American Decline,” Recasting an Enduring Debate,” paper presented at Annual International Studies Association Conference in Atlanta, Georgia in March 2016.
Roundtable Chair and Discussant, “Authors Meets Critics: Hybrid Rule and State Formation: Public-Private Power in the 21st Century,” Annual International Studies Association, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2015.
Presenter, “Bioenergy--Manufacturing Life: Moving Toward a Biobased Economy,” Annual International Studies Association Convention, Toronto, Canada, March 2014.
Presenter, “A Hidden American Industrial Policy: Biotechnology as a Source of Alternative Energy,” Annual International Studies Association Convention, San Francisco, California, April 2013.
Presenter, “Secrecy and Science in the Cold War: Controlling Information in Molecular Biology in the 1960s and Beyond,” on a panel, “Science and Secrecy: Power and Policy in Cold War America,” Journal of Policy History Conference, Richmond, Virginia, June 2012.
Presenter and Discussant, Academy Workshop on “The Hybridization of the 21st Century State,” sponsored by the Academy of Social Sciences in Sydney, Australia as well as Sydney University’s Institute for Social Sciences and the School of Social and Political Sciences, Sydney, Australia, July 2010.
Presenter, Discussant, and Co-Organizer, Workshop on “Hybridization of the 21st Century State,” sponsored by the France-Berkeley Fund, University of California at Berkeley, at CERN, Sciences-Po, Paris, France, December 2009.
“An Underground Arms Race: Biodefense Policy in Historical and Contemporary Perspective,” Center for Global, International & Regional Studies, University of California at Santa Cruz, March 2006.
W. C. Buthman Endowed Visiting Scholar and Lectureship Program, 2004. Lecture theme: ‘Challenges to the Contemporary World’ at Hendrix College, AR. Lecture title: “Food Power or Food Security: Scientific and Legal Choices for U.S. Foreign Policy in the 21st Century.”
“Commodifying Life: U.S. State Strategy, Intellectual Property Rights, and the Making of the Agricultural Biotechnology Industry, 1976-1986,” paper presented at Colloquia Series on Politics and History, Miller Center of Public Affairs’ American Political Development Program, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA., January 2004.