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Matt Ellis

Matt Ellis

Graduate Student // Political Science

Curriculum vitae

Office and Contact

Room: BRNG 2299


Phone: (765) 494-4161


Fields of Study

International Relations
Comparative Politics


Research Area

Current research focuses on security issues in the South China Sea, hybrid warfare techniques, geospatial analysis of conflict, and nuclear deterrence.



Purdue College of Liberal Arts PRF-XR Research Grant Award - 2020 
Best Campus Based Masters Dissertation Prize, University of Leicester - 2018 



2020 Matei, S., Ellis, M. (2021). 'China’s south china sea strategy is all about taiwan'. The National Interest.

Kirchubel, R., Ellis, M., & Vllasi, E. (2021). '2021 United States Security and Strategy Priorities: Predicting President Biden’s Future Foreign Policy and Strategy' (S. A. Matei, Ed.).

Ellis, M. (2017) ‘Social Media in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election’, E-International Relations, Available at: