College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Evan Renfro

  • Political Science

    Faculty - Assistant Professor of Political Science


    Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln

    M.A., University of Texas at Austin

    B.A., University of Texas at Austin

    Courses Taught

    International Relations; Middle East; International Security; U.S. Foreign Policy, Human Rights, Terrorism & Insurgency

    Research Interests

    International relations; international security; Middle Eastern affairs; counter/intelligence; guerrilla warfare; imperialism; critical realism; cultural studies; Arabic

    Selected Publications

    Renfro, Evan. “Stitched Together, Torn Apart: The Keffiyeh as Cultural Guide.” International Journal of Cultural Studies 21, 6 (2018): 571–586.DOI:  

    Renfro, Evan. “The ‘Affective Security Curriculum’: Breeding JBs through the Marriage of the Academic and the Jingoistic.” Cultural Studies 31, 4 (2017): 523-543.

    Duvall, Linnea and Evan Renfro. “Refocusing the U.S. Strategic Security Perspective.” Joint Force Quarterly 76, 1 (2015): 64-70.  

    Renfro, Evan. Review of The Triumph of Israel’s Radical Right, by Ami Peadahzur, Israel Affairs 19, 3 (2013): 599-601.

    Black, John and Evan Renfro. “Kangaroos and Kiwis: On the Marine Corps’ Partnership with Australia and New Zealand.” Marine Corps Gazette July (2013): 48-52. 

    Renfro, Evan. “A Contextualized Approach for Understanding Israel’s Construction of ‘The Wall’.” International Journal of Arab Studies 1, 1 (2010).