Graham Odell

Lecturer in International Relations
With Pomona Since: 2018
  • Expertise


    Graham Odell is a comparative-historical political scientist with expertise in state formation, nationalism and East Asia. Other interests include qualitative methods, research design and the philosophy of social science. He is currently working on a book project on historical periods of state formation in China and Japan.

    Areas of Expertise

    • Politics
    • State Formation
    • Nationalism
    • East Asia
    • China
    • Japan
    • Qualitative Methods
  • Work



    “Mechanisms, Episodes and IR Theory”, symposium contribution for International History and Politics section newsletter (Spring 2018), International Studies Association

  • Education


    Ph.D., University of California, Irvine, Political Science (2017)

    M.A., University of Virginia, East Asian Studies (2008)

    B.A., Virginia Commonwealth University, History (2005)

  • Awards & Honors

    Awards & Honors

    Research Grant, Center for Asian Studies, University of California-Irvine (2014)

    Graduate Student Research Grant, Department of Political Science, University of California-Irvine (2014)

    Associated Graduate Students Travel Grant, University of California-Irvine (2014)

    Affiliate, Center for the Study of Democracy (2011-2017)

    Summer Fellowship (2012)