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Austin Schutz - Loyola Marymount University. Los Angeles, CA, US

Austin Schutz

Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Relations | Loyola Marymount University


Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts


Austin Schutz (he/him) is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science at Loyola Marymount University. His empirical research primarily focuses on political representation in non-democratic regimes and intergovernmental organizations. As a theorist, he is concerned with how language - especially codified through law and/or institutional norms - constrains or enables identity-based political claims.

Prof. Schutz graduated from the University of Alabama in 2023, where he was a recipient of the UA Department of Political Science “Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching” award (2019), the UA College of Arts and Science “Outstanding Service by a Graduate Student” award (2019) and was awarded a UA “Graduate Council Fellowship” to support his dissertation research for the 2021-22 academic year. During this time, he also became a co-manager of the Coup Agency and Mechanism Project (militarycoups.org).

In his spare time, Austin has a healthy (or perhaps, unhealthy) love of basketball, dungeons and dragons, and photography. He is fortunate to have a loving partner, and a demanding dog (that his students are tired of hearing about).

Education (4)

The University of Alabama: MA, Gender and Race Studies 2023

The University of Alabama: MA, Political Science 2019

The University of Alabama: Ph.D., Political Science 2023

Idaho State University: BS (Honors), Political Science 2015

Articles (1)

"Coup Agency and Prospects for Democracy"

International Studies Quarterly 65, no.4(2021):1052-1063

Albrecht, Holger, Kevin Koehler, and Austin Schutz

International Studies Quarterly