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Miguel Hijar Chiapa

Miguel A. Híjar-Chiapa is a PhD student in the Department of Political Science and International Relations at the University of Southern California and incumbent president of the Australian and New Zealand Studies Association of North America. Before coming to USC, he was Assistant Professor of International Relations at the Center for North American Studies of the Pacific Studies Department at the University of Guadalajara in Mexico. He has been visiting scholar at the Edward A. Clark Center for Australian and New Zealand Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, and the Centre for Defence and Security Studies at Massey University in New Zealand. His main interests are International Relations Theory (especially the English School and Constructivism), Security in the Indo-Pacific, and the Foreign and Defense Policies of Australia, New Zealand, the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Japan, and India.