I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Francis Marion University.. I hold MAs in Middle East Studies and Political Science, as well as a Ph.D. in political science, from the George Washington University. My research is focused on the historical development of global liberalism, human rights discourses, and the use of force in world politics. My current book project, " Liberalism and Transformation: The Global Politics of Violence and Intervention," examines the role that ideological changes in Western liberalism have played in shaping practices of violence since the mid-nineteenth century.
My research has been presented at several academic conferences. I have also published short pieces/opinion pieces in outlets such as Salon.com and e-International Relations.
Email: DTatum [at] fmarion.edu