I am an associate professor of Political Science at Boise State University. I have taught at Boise State since 2012. My primary research agenda focuses on asymmetric interactions in international relations, whether it is between states or non-states, interstate war, civil conflict, terrorism, U.S. foreign policy, bargaining, hegemony, and international political economy. I teach courses on  international relations, comparative foreign policy, US foreign policy, civil war, terrorism, research and quantitative methodology, and game theory.

Paul Huth recently interviewed me for a podcast centered on my recent publication in the Journal of Conflict Resolution.

You can email me at michaelaallen@boisestate.edu. My office is room 5125 on the 5th floor of the Environmental Research Building. You can find my latest curriculum vitae here and my departmental webpage at Boise State here.