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The Suffragist Peace: How Women Shape the Politics of War, with Robert Trager, Oxford University Press (2023). 

The Consequences of Humiliation: Anger and Status in World Politics. 

Cornell University Press (2020). 



"Frontier AI Regulation: Managing Emerging Risks to Public Safety," Markus Anderljung, et al. (July 2023). 

"How Women Shape the Course of War: Women’s Suffrage and the Election of 1916," Security Studies (October 2022). 

"The Consequences of Defeat: The Quest for Status and Morale Following Military Failure,”  Journal of Conflict Resolution (January 2021)

"Women's Suffrage and the Democratic Peace," Barnhart, Joslyn, Robert  F. Trager, Elizabeth Saunders and Allan Dafoe. Foreign Affairs,  (August 2020). 

"The Suffragist Peace," Barnhart, Joslyn, Robert F. Trager, Elizabeth Saunders and Allan Dafoe.  International Organization. (Fall 2020)  (Online Appendix)

"Humiliation and Third-Party Aggression," World Politics, 69 No. 3 (July 2017).

"Status Competition and Territorial Aggression: Evidence from the Scramble for Africa,Security Studies, 25 No. 3 (September 2016).

Selected Works in Progress:

Governance of Emerging Technologies: 

"The Dynamics of Prestige Races: What the Space Race Means for the Future of Technological Development."  Under review.

       The study of arms races has focused on security motivations. But international races            may also be motivated by prestige. This paper defines a ``prestige race" and outlines              the significant ways in which such races differ from races for security. The paper                    illustrates the dynamics of prestige races within the cases of the Cold War Space Race        and the burgeoning space race of today. The paper describes implications for the                  development of emerging technologies, including artificial intelligence. 

"Gender, Innovation and Risk." 

       Women are, on average, more risk averse than men.  They also tend to                                    maintain more skeptical attitudes about emerging technologies than men, including              GMOs and other biotechnologies. This article argues that including more women                  within decision making about AI development should generate more cautious and                  safer AI outcomes.  

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