Brandon Boylan

Brandon Boylan


Phone: 907-474-6503

Department of Political Science
• Professor (2022-present)

Arctic and Northern Studies
• Director (2020-present)


  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (Fairbanks, AK)
    • M.B.A., Business Administration (2018)
  • University of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, PA)
    • Ph.D., International Affairs (2013)
  • University of Limerick (Limerick, Ireland)
    • M.A., International Studies (2004)
  • Mercyhurst College (Erie, PA)
    • B.A., English (2003)


Brandon M. Boylan. “Increased Maritime Traffic in the Arctic: Implications for Governance of
Arctic Sea Routes.” Marine Policy. 131 (2021): 1-8.

Brandon M. Boylan, Mary F. Ehrlander, and Troy J. Bouffard. “A Multimethod and
Interdisciplinary Approach to Educating Postsecondary Students on Arctic Challenges and
Governance.” Journal of Political Science Education. 17, no. 3 (2021): 418-436.

Brandon M. Boylan, Jerry McBeath, and Bo Wang. “US-China Relations: Nationalism, the Trade
War, and COVID-19.” Fudan Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences. 14, no. 1 (2021): 23-40.

Brenda S. Dow and Brandon M. Boylan. “Learning from Vulnerable Populations: Methodological
Implications of Interviewing Individuals with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.” International Journal
of Qualitative Methods 19 (2020): 1-10.

Brandon M. Boylan and Ekaterina Turkina. “Calling on Europe? Secessionist Political Parties and
Their Communications to the European Union.” Journal of Common Market Studies. 57, no. 6 (2019):

Brandon M. Boylan. “An Opportunity Structure for Terrorism: Moderate Leadership Departures
in Nationalist Movements.” Civil Wars. 21, no. 1 (2019): 104-127.

Mary F. Ehrlander and Brandon M. Boylan. “The Model Arctic Council: Educating Postsecondary
Students on Arctic Issues and Governance through Simulation.” International Studies Perspectives 19,
no. 1 (2018): 83-101.

Clayton Wukich, Michael D. Siciliano, Jason Enia, and Brandon Boylan. “The Formation of
Transnational Knowledge Networks on Social Media.” International Public Management Journal 20, no. 3
(2017): 381-408.

Brandon M. Boylan. “What Drives Ethnic Terrorist Campaigns? A View at the Group Level of
Analysis.” Conflict Management and Peace Science 33, no. 3 (2016): 250-272.

Brandon M. Boylan. “In Pursuit of Independence: The Political Economy of Catalonia’s
Secessionist Movement.” Nations and Nationalism 21, no. 4 (2015): 761-785.

Brandon M. Boylan. “Sponsoring Violence: A Typology of Constituent Support for Terrorist
Organizations.” Studies in Conflict & Terrorism 38, no. 8 (2015): 652-670.


Brandon M. Boylan and Jeremy S. Speight. “Arctic Alaska: Security Types and Scales.” Report for
the Center for Arctic Policy Studies, University of Alaska Fairbanks. 2021.

Elizabeth Klemm, Stephen Gemmel, and Brandon Boylan. “The Copper Valley School’s Legacy
Continues.” Anchorage Daily News. February 2, 2021.

Brandon Boylan and Anna Shchenia. “Students Participate in Fourth Model Arctic Council.”
Northern Notes. Issue 53. Spring/Summer 2020.

Brandon M. Boylan and Dustin T. Elsberry. “Increased Maritime Traffic in the Arctic:
Implications for International Cooperation and Security.” Report for the Center for Arctic Policy
Studies, University of Alaska Fairbanks. 2019.

Brandon Boylan and Mary Ehrlander. “Model Arctic Council - a Transformative Exchange.” Shared
Voices. The UArctic Magazine. 2018.

Brandon M. Boylan. “Catalan Independence: What You Need to Know.” Asia & the Pacific Policy
Society. October 6, 2017.

Chanda Meek, Brandon Boylan, Lawson Brigham, Hajo Eicken, Brendan Kelly, and Amy Lauren
Lovecraft. “Alaska Gains from International Cooperation.” Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. May 14,

Brandon Boylan and Gina Peirce. “Macedonia: A Curriculum Guide for Secondary School
Teachers.” Outreach World. (2012).

Brandon M. Boylan. “Europe’s Oldest Terrorist Organization: The Curious Case of Euskadi Ta
Askatasuna (ETA).” Newsletter for the European Union Center of Excellence and European
Studies Center, University Center for International Studies, University of Pittsburgh. (2011).

Brandon Boylan and Gina Peirce. “Turkey: A Curriculum Guide for Secondary School Teachers.”
Outreach World. (2010).

Brandon M. Boylan. “Muslim Integration in Transatlantic Perspective.” Papers, Essays, and Reviews
2, 2 (2010): 219-236.

Brandon M. Boylan. “Economic Development, Religion, and the Conditions for Domestic
Terrorism.” Josef Korbel Journal of Advanced International Studies 2 (2010): 28-44.

Brandon M. Boylan. “Moving beyond Coercive Diplomacy: A New Policy Approach toward Iran’s
Nuclear Ambitions.” Journal of Public and International Affairs 20 (2009): 91-110.

Brandon M. Boylan. “Fissile Material, Stockpiles, and the Nuclear Menace.” International Affairs
Forum. (2008).


Brandon M. Boylan and Ekaterina Turkina. “United We Stand, Divided We Fall: How
Independentist Parties Network to Pursue Common Goals in the European Union” (article

Brandon M. Boylan and Nicole Horne. “Is China Impacting Greenland’s Separatist Movement?”
(article manuscript)

Brandon M. Boylan. “What Works? Carrots, Sticks, or Both? Evaluating the Effectiveness of
Terrorist Organizations’ Strategies for Securing Constituent Support” (article manuscript)