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Betcy Jose


Email: Betcy.Jose@UCDenver.edu
Office Location: King Center 524
Phone: (303) 556-8318
Fax:  (303) 556-6041​
Office hours: Spring 2014: Tuesdays from 10:00am-12:00pm
Areas of Interest:

  • International Relations
  • African Politics
  • International Law
  • Human Rights​
  • Ph.D., 2011, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

 Dissertation Title: The Fog of Protection: Contested Meanings and Intentional Civilian Deaths in Armed Conflict
Dissertation Committee: Dr. Louis Picard (chair, GSPIA); Dr. R. Charli Carpenter (University of Massachusetts); Dr. Taylor Seybolt (GSPIA); Professor Jordan Paust (University of Houston Law Center); Dr. Paul Nelson (GSPIA)

  • 2002-2004: Graduate Coursework, Political Science, University of Texas, Arlington, TX
  • 2000: J.D., University of Houston Law Center, University of Houston, Houston, Texas
  • 1997: B.A., History and B.A., Psychology, University of Texas, Austin, Texas​,



“Assessing Virtual Networks: Transnational Advocacy in Real- and Cyber-Space” with R. Charli Carpenter. Forthcoming in Global Networks

“Culture and the Physical Body: Cross-Cultural Variations in Defining Physical Aggression in Alzheimer’s Patients” with Sigrid Streit. In International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, 3:8 (2008)​

  • This research project employed qualitative social science methods to examine how web content produced in different cultural contexts differently constituted a critical concept, aggression, in their discussion of Alzheimer’s Disease