Aaron M. Hoffman
B.A. (Columbia University)
M.A. (University of Pittsburgh)
Ph.D. (University of Pittsburgh)
Office Location: AQ 6050
Aaron M. Hoffman is an Associate Professor at Simon Fraser University in the Department of Political Science, formerly an Associate Professor of Political Science and courtesy faculty in the Department of Psychological Sciences at Purdue University in Indiana, USA. He is an expert on international security issues, focusing on the scientific study of emotions in counter-terrorism and foreign policy. Working at the nexus of political psychology, media studies and international politics, he is the author of Building Trust: Overcoming Suspicion in International Conflict as well as articles in journals such as Political Research Quarterly (2017; 2013), Conflict Management and Peace Science (2016), The Journal of Conflict Resolution (2013), Terrorism and Political Violence (2010), and Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin (2007) among others. His current work examines the political impact of media coverage of terrorism and counterterrorism and the forces that shape that reporting. He has been invited to present his work in the United States and Europe, served as part of a scholarly advisory group to the U.S. Air Force, and participated in a workshop run by the Israeli Foreign Ministry. His commentary on Middle East politics has appeared in print, on-line and television media outlets in the United States from the Indianapolis Star to the Huffington Post.