Anthony C. Lopez, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Phone: (360) 546-9284
Located in Multimedia (VMMC) 202X
Office Hours: Consult Syllabi


Course ID Title Meeting Time Location Semester Syllabus
POLS 103 International Politics Tu,Th 9:10-10:15 AM VUB 121 Fall 2012
POLS 314 Nation States and Global Challenges Tu,Th 9:10-10:25am VUCB Vanc 107 Fall 2013
POLS 424 National Security M,W 2:50-4:05 VLIB 261 Spring 2013
POLS 532 Seminar in Int'l Political Economy Wednesdays 5:45-8:30 VUB 126 Spring 2013
POLS 429 Special Topics in Amer. Foreign Policy Tu,Th 2:50-4:05pm VMMC 219 Fall 2013


I'm broadly engaged in research at the intersection of international conflict, political psychology, and evolutionary theory. I am particularly interested in the investigation of war (or coalitional aggression in general) as a product of an evolved coalitional psychology, as well as the intimate relationship between inter-group conflict and within-group cooperation. Toward this end, I've also received training as a Research Affiliate with the Center for Evolutionary Psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. 

Recent Publications

Lopez, A.C. (Forthcoming). "The Hawkish Dove: Evolution and the Logic of Political Behavior." Millennium: Journal of International Studies.

Lopez, A.C., R. McDermott, & M.B. Petersen. 2011. “States in Mind: Evolution, Coalitional Psychology, and International Politics.” International Security. 36(2).

Lopez, A.C. & R. McDermott. 2012. “Adaptation, Heritability, and the Emergence of Evolutionary Political Science,” Political Psychology, 33(3).

R. McDermott & A.C. Lopez. 2011. "Psychology and Constructivism: Uneasy Bedfellows?" In Vaughn Shannon and Paul A. Kowert, eds. Psychology and Constructivism in International Relations: An Ideational Alliance. Michigan University Press.

Lopez, A.C. 2010. "Evolution, Coalitional Psychology, and War." H-Diplo/ISSF Roundtable on Biology and Security, Vol. 1, No. 1, March 30, 2010.


  • Ph.D. Brown University