Stacy Bondanella Taninchev, Ph.D.

Associate Professor & Department Chair of Political Science

Stacy Bondanella Taninchev received her PhD in Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh in April of 2009.  She also has an MA in French Studies from New York University and a BA in Foreign Affairs and Economics from the University of Virginia....

Portrait of Dr. Stacy Bondanella Taninchev, Associate Professor of Political Science

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Education & Curriculum Vitae

Ph.D., Political Science, University of Pittsburgh

M.A., French Studies, New York University

B.A., Foreign Affairs and Economics, University of Virginia

Courses Taught

POLS 104: Introduction to International Relations

POLS 193: Brewing Justice: The Global Coffee Trade

POLS 371/INST 345: International Law

POLS 376/INST 344: International Organizations

POLS 395.01: The Hunger Games and International Politics

POLS 395.02: Model United Nations


Stacy Bondanella Taninchev received her PhD in Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh in April of 2009.  She also has an MA in French Studies from New York University and a BA in Foreign Affairs and Economics from the University of Virginia. Her research has focused on interest group politics in the European Union and the convergence of state interests as a result of interactions within international organizations. She is currently studying the emergence of climate change norms over time within the United Nations. She also teaches and gives talks on social justice issues in the global coffee trade.

Dr. Taninchev has served since 2009 as the faculty advisor of the Model United Nations program at Gonzaga. Her students have won multiple individual and group awards. Her work with Model UN often complements her work developing community awareness of the UN and global issues as President of the Spokane Chapter of the United Nations Association as well as her work towards achieving sustainable development and racial justice in the Spokane community.

“Intergovernmental Organizations, Interaction, and Member State Interest Convergence.” 2015. International Interactions 41(1): 133-157.

Review of Creative Reconstructions: Multilateralism and European Varieties of Capitalism after 1950 by Orfeo Fioretos. 2012. Comparative Political Studies 45(7): 939-942.

“The New Sovereigntist Challenge to Global Governance: Democracy without Sovereignty” (with Michael Goodhart). 2011. International Studies Quarterly 55(4): 1047-1068.

“Intergovernmental Organizations, Socialization, and Member State Interest Convergence” (with David H. Bearce). 2007. International Organization 61(4): 703-33.