I was born and grew up in Toronto, Canada. My mother came from la ville de Québec in Québec, and my father is from the Muskoka region of Northern Ontario. I earned an Honours B.A. in Economics and International Relations from the University of Toronto (Victoria College), as well as a Collaborative M.A. in Political Science and International Relations. I earned my Ph.D. from Cornell University in the Department of Government in 2010 under the co-supervision of Professors Peter J. Katzenstein and Christopher R. Way. I live with my spouse, Sophia Jordán Wallace and two children in Seattle, Washington. When not working, I enjoy spending time together with my family, hiking, traveling, exploring different places in the PNW, and keeping up with my French.
Formal Bio: Geoffrey P.R. Wallace is a Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Washington in Seattle. He previously taught at Rutgers University-New Brunswick and the University of Kentucky, and was a visiting fellow in the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance at Princeton University. He works primarily in the areas of international security and international law with a focus on the conduct of actors during armed conflict. He also has interests in the design and effectiveness of international institutions as well as public opinion and foreign policy.
He is the author of the book Life and Death in Captivity: The Abuse of Prisoners during War, which was published in 2015 with Cornell University Press. His work has appeared in the American Journal of Political Science, International Organization, International Studies Quarterly, the Journal of Conflict Resolution, and the Journal of Peace Research, among others. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) as well as several grants from the Time-sharing Experiments for the Social Sciences (TESS) initiative. He is currently finishing a second book project, International Law and the Public: How Ordinary People Shape the Global Legal Order, which examines domestic sources in the operation of international law. He teaches courses on international law, international organizations, political violence, international relations theory, and qualitative and mixed methods.