Joanne Gowa's interests include international relations, international political economy, and the relationship between democracies and international disputes. She is the author of Closing the Gold Window: Domestic Politics and the End of Bretton Woods; Allies, Adversaries, and International Trade; and Ballots and Bullets: The Elusive Democratic Peace; and author of articles on political economy, trade and monetary policy, and democracy and disputes. She is a member of the editorial boards of World Politics and International Organization and is a trustee of Tufts University.

Professor Gowa has been a recipient of a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship in international security, a MacArthur Foundation Grant for Research and Writing, and a NSF POWRE grant.

PhD, Princeton University