I am Assistant Professor of Political Science at Indiana University Bloomington. Most of my research considers the politics of global finance and other networked systems. Within this, I primarily focus on structural power in the world economy, the political nature of supposedly-technocratic economic institutions, theories of hegemonic financial (in)stability, the relationship between firm-level economic agents and political systems, and the ways in which changes in demographics and predominant technologies impact political economy. Most of this research employs quantitative methodologies. I teach courses pertaining to international political economy, international relations, and network methodologies. I took a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2013 and a B.A. in Economics from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 2007.

I have contributed to the peer-reviewed journals Business and Politics, Global NetworksInternational Studies QuarterlyPerspectives on Politics, and Review of International Political Economy as well as non-peer-reviewed outlets including Foreign PolicyThe National Interest, Symposium, and The Washington Post’s Monkey Cage. I blog at Duck of Minerva and The Fair Jilt. I used to blog at IPE @ UNC. I am co-editor of the library-priced Handbook of the International Political Economy of Monetary Relations (2014 Edward Elgar), and a guest-editor of a 2017 special issue of Business and Politics on “Property Rights, Financial Risk, and the Politics of a Networked Global Financial System” (vol 19, issue 2).

I can be contacted via e-mail (wkwineco at indiana dot edu) or Twitter (@whinecough).

In the past I have been a journalist, magazine editor, quasi-professional poker player, semi-professional musician, music and arts critic, disc jockey, construction worker, car detailer, and retail “associate”. I did not attend school before enrolling in college. For reasons I do not fully understand I remain a sports fan, particularly of teams from St. Louis.

The above is a portrait of me by Brett Hunter, but I don’t really look like that.