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Andreea S. Mihalache-O'Keef

Associate Professor, Geo-politics, Roanoke College

Dr. Mihalache-O’Keef has an interdisciplinary research agenda that emphasizes domestic and international factors, especially conflict, political instability, and environmental degradation, as determinants of geopolitical risk to foreign direct investors. It also recognizes the political agency of foreign investors and their ability to influence the investment environment. Her work is published in International Studies Quarterly, Journal of Peace Research, and World Development. Mihalache-O’Keef grew up in Romania and came to the US earn her BA, MA, and PhD. She received a PhD in Political Science from the Pennsylvania State University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Princeton University’s Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance.


  • 2017–present
    Associate Professor, Roanoke College
  • 2011–2017
    Assistant Professor, Roanoke College
  • 2010–2011
    Visiting Professor , Roanoke College
  • 2009–2010
    Research Fellow, Niehaus Center, Princeton University