Roseanne McManus, Ph.D.

Pennsylvania State University

Country: United States (Pennsylvania)

About Me:

Roseanne McManus is an Associate Professor in the Political Science Department at Pennsylvania State University. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research focuses on international security and particularly on the question of how states are able to credibly signal their intentions in the context of ongoing or potential international conflict. Her book, Statements of Resolve: Achieving Coercive Credibility in International Conflict, came out from Cambridge University Press in 2017. She also has articles published in the Journal of Politics, International Organization, the Journal of Conflict Resolution, the Journal of Peace Research, and International Interactions. Before pursuing an academic career, she was a Senior Analyst at the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA).

Research Interests

Conflict Processes & War

Foreign Policy

Military Intervention

Nuclear Weapons

Text as Data

Resolve And Credibility


Presidential Communication

International Leaders

Countries of Interest

United States

My Research:

My broad interest is in interstate communication in the context of international disputes. I have specific projects on statements of resolve, major power-protege relations, and the Madman Theory.