Assistant Professor of Political Science
Professor Tierney is an expert in international politics with particular interest in U.S. foreign policy, public opinion and war, and broader international security issues.
He is the co-author of Failing to Win: Perceptions of Victory and Defeat in International Politics (Harvard University Press, 2006), which examines public perceptions of success in wars and crises. He is the author of FDR and the Spanish Civil War: Neutrality and Commitment in the Struggle that Divided America (Duke University Press, 2007), which argues that the civil war in Spain from 1936 to 1939 did not just passionately engage the attention of millions of Americans, but also led to Franklin Roosevelt's first challenge to fascist aggression in Europe. His work has also appeared in the New York Times as well as a number of academic journals.
Before coming to Swarthmore, Dominic Tierney completed his B.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D. at Oxford University and then held post-doctoral fellowships at Ohio State University and Harvard University.