Marijke Breuning is a Professor of Political Science at the University of North Texas. She previously taught as Truman State University and at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. She earned her PhD at the Ohio State University. She specializes in foreign poilcy analysis, with a specific interest in development cooperation and small states, as well as the politics of international children's rights (and especially intercountry adoption), women/gender and politics, and the sociology of the profession. She has published numerous refereed journal articles and book chapters, as well as several books.
She served as editor of the American Political Science Review (2012-2016). Previously, she served as a member of the inaugural editorial team of Foreign Policy Analysis (2005-2009), co-editor of the Journal of Political Science Education (2005-2012), and book review editor of International Politics (2000-2003). She serves- or has served- on several editorial boards and in various leadership positions in the International Studies Association and American Political Science Association.