Dr Maria Rost Rublee

Maria Rost Rublee is a senior lecturer (associate professor) at the School of Social Sciences at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.

Her book, Nonproliferation Norms:  Why States Choose Nuclear Restraint (Athens, GA:  University of Georgia Press, 2009), received the Alexander George Book Award for best book in political psychology, awarded by the International Society for Political Psychology.  Nonproliferation Norms has also been positively reviewed in 13 journals, including Foreign Affairs and Contemporary Security Policy.  In addition, Rublee received major grants from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs ($250,000 US) and the US Institute of Peace ($119,000, with Avner Cohen).

Her work uses social constructivism and social psychology to understand how material and normative factors interact to shape elite and civil society conceptions of “security.”  She has published articles in numerous international journals, including International Studies Review, Comparative Political Studies, and the Nonproliferation Review.

Rublee earned her Ph.D. in political science from the George Washington University in 2004.