Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, 2014–present.
University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
Visiting Postdoctoral Associate, Wallis Institute of Political Economy, 2017–2018.
Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
Senior Research Assistant (predoctoral fellow), Department of Politics, 2013–2014.
University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
Ph.D., Political Science, 2014.
M.A., Political Science, 2011.
University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
B.A., Political Science, 2008.
B.A., Philosophy, 2008.
Brenton Kenkel, “The Efficacy of Cheap Talk in Collective Action Problems,” forthcoming in Journal of Theoretical Politics.
Mark Fey and Brenton Kenkel, “Is an Ultimatum the Last Word on Crisis Bargaining?” forthcoming in Journal of Politics.
Robert J. Carroll and Brenton Kenkel, “Prediction, Proxies, and Power,” forthcoming in American Journal of Political Science.
Brenton Kenkel, “Signaling Policy Intentions in Fundraising Contests,” Quarterly Journal of Political Science 14, no. 2 (2019).
Kevin A. Clarke, Brenton Kenkel, and Miguel R. Rueda, “Omitted Variables, Countervailing Effects, and the Possibility of Overadjustment,” Political Science Research and Methods 6, no. 2 (2018).
Mark Fey, Jinhee Jo, and Brenton Kenkel, “Information and International Institutions Revisited,” Journal of Conflict Resolution 59, no. 1 (2015).
Brenton Kenkel and Curtis S. Signorino, “Estimating Extensive Form Games in R,” Journal of Statistical Software 56, no. 8 (2014).
“The Construction of Political Order” (with Scott Abramson and Emiel Awad)
“A Quantitative Bargaining Theory of War” (with Kristopher Ramsay)
“Strategic Victimization” (with Michael Gibilisco and Miguel Rueda)
“Do External Threats Build or Break States?” (with Jack Paine)
“Diplomatic Communication in Times of Change” (with Brad Smith)
2017. Research Scholar Grant, Vanderbilt University ($10,000).
2012. Wallis Institute of Political Economy PEPR Grant (with Curtis Signorino).
2011. Society for Political Methodology Poster Award.
2010. Wallis Institute of Political Economy PEPR Grant (with Curtis Signorino).
2010. Prize for Excellence in Teaching by a Graduate Student, University of Rochester Department of Political Science.
2018. Ulric B. and Evelyn L. Bray Social Sciences Seminar, California Institute of Technology.
2018. Political Science Speaker Series, Washington University in St. Louis.
2018. Conference on Formal Models of International Relations, University of Southern California.
2018. Research Methods Speaker Series, Texas A&M Department of Political Science.
2017. Political Economy Workshop, University of Chicago Harris School.
2016. Conference on Formal Models of International Relations, University of Southern California.
2015. Conference on Empirical Implications of Bargaining Theory, Princeton University.
2014. Workshop on Empirical Implications of the Bargaining Model of War, Peace Science Society annual meeting.
2013. Conference on Theoretical and Quantitative International Relations Research, Princeton University.
2013. Mathematical Modeling of Political Behavior Conference, University at Buffalo.
2012. New Faces in Political Methodology, Penn State University.
games: statistical estimation of game-theoretic models (with Curtis Signorino). http://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/games/index.html
polywog: bootstrapped basis regression with oracle model selection (with Curtis Signorino). http://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/polywog/index.html
Reviewer for American Journal of Political Science, American Political Science Review, Communications in Statistics—Simulation and Computation, Conflict Management and Peace Science, International Interactions, International Organization, International Studies Quarterly, Japanese Journal of Political Science, Journal of Economic Surveys, Journal of Peace Research, Journal of Politics, Public Choice, Quarterly Journal of Political Science, Social Choice and Welfare, World Politics.
American Political Science Association member (2008–present)
Available on request.