Assistant Professor of International AffairsFaculty Fellow, Center for International Trade and Security

Curriculum Vitae

Naomi Egel is an Assistant Professor in the Department of International Affairs at the University of Georgia. She is also a Faculty Fellow at the Center for International Trade and Security.. Her research examines the politics of arms control, nonproliferation, and disarmament agreements, including why and how such agreements vary in their design and development, the implications of framing weapons in different ways, and public opinion regarding nuclear weapons and multilateral treaties. Her research has been published in the Journal of Politics, the European Journal of International Relations, the Review of International Organizations, and Research & Politics. Her commentaries have been published in The Washington Quarterly, War on the Rocks, Just Security, the Washington Post, the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, and Foreign Affairs. Previously, she was a Nuclear Security Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University. She holds a Ph.D. in Government from Cornell University.


PhD, Cornell University

Areas of Expertise
  • Nuclear weapons
  • Arms control, nonproliferation, and disarmament
  • International institutions
  • International security

Center for International Trade & Security

Research Interests
  • Weapons governance
  • International institutions
  • Diplomacy
  • Power
  • Small states in international relations
Selected Publications

Egel, Naomi. 2024. “Catching Flies With Vinegar or Honey? Shaming, Praising, and Public Support for International Agreements.” Review of International Organizations. OnlineFirst. 10.1007/s11558-024-09529-4

Egel, Naomi and Nina Obermeier. 2023. “A Friend Like Me: the Effects of Shared IO Membership.” Journal of Politics 85(1): 340-344.

Egel, Naomi and Steven Ward. 2022. “Hierarchy, Revisionism, and Subordinate Actors: The TPNW and the Subversion of the Nuclear Order.”  European Journal of International Relations 28(4): 751-776.

Egel, Naomi and R. Lincoln Hines. 2021. “Chinese Views on Nuclear Weapons.” Research & Politics