Abigail Vaughn

Assistant Professor

Member Of:
  • School of International Affairs
Office Phone:
(404) 894-5159
Office Location:
Habersham 212 D
Office Hours:
By appointment


Personal Pronouns:
she/ her /hers

Abby is an Assistant Professor in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs.  Her research focuses on the role of coercion in international financial governance. She investigates how security partnerships condition how countries respond to financial crises. Abby is a research affiliate at the Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation and was formerly a research fellow at Princeton’s Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance. Abby received her PhD in Political Science from UC San Diego in 2019.


  • PhD, UC San Diego, Political Science
  • MA, UC San Diego, Political Science (International Relations and Methods)
  • BA, University of Oregon, Majors in Economics and Political Science
Areas of
  • Emerging Market Economies
  • Financial Statecraft
  • Global Financial Governance
  • International Political Economy


Research Fields:
  • International Finance
  • Asia (East)
  • International Development
  • Foreign Policy
  • Globalization and Localization
  • Governance
  • International Trade and Investment


  • INTA-3301: Int'l Political Econ
  • INTA-6302: Intl Political Economy
  • INTA-6306: Globalization