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Robert G. Moser, Chair BAT 2.116, Mailcode A1800, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-5121

John Meyer

BA, The University of Texas at Austin

John Meyer

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Biography

Johnny Meyer is a 2011-2014 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, studying Comparative Politics and Political Theory at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of a number of stage plays, including "American Volunteers," which won the 2010 $20,000 Mitchell Award at the University of Texas, and subsequently made the long-list for the Dylan Thomas Prize in the United Kingdom. Johnny received a three year NSF Fellowship to study political violence, particularly as it pertains to the drug cartels along the U.S.-Mexico border. He served in both Iraq and Afghanistan, and his military awards and badges include the Bronze Star, Good Conduct Medal, Combat Infantry Badge, Parachutist Badge, and Ranger Tab.

Interests

Comparative Politics; Evolutionary Psychology; Political Ethology; Qualitative Methods and Multi-Method Research; Latin America and Texas; Political Violence; Political Theater and Playwrighting; Rousseau; Military Ethics
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