Caleb Pomeroy awarded US-Asia Grand Strategy Predoctoral Fellowship for 2021-2022
Fifth year PhD candidate Caleb Pomeroy was awarded the US-Asia Grand Strategy Predoctoral Fellowship at the University of Southern California's Korean Studies Institute for the 2021-2022 academic year. Pomeroy is one of seven PhD candidates selected to participate in the third class of the US-Asia Grand Strategy Predoctoral Fellowship. Pomeroy's Fellowship will take place in-person at the USC Korean Studies Institute for the academic year.
The US-Asia Grand Strategy Predoctoral Fellowship "identifies and mentors young scholars with rigorous and interesting research agendas related to security, Asia and US foreign policy. Fellows spend the academic year researching and writing about US-Asia relations, security issues, and US policy toward the region" while also participating "in monthly seminars, an annual conference, and actively contributing to the intellectual and scholarly community at the Institute" (pulled from the US-Asia Grand Strategy Predoctoral Fellows page).
Pomeroy is a PhD candidate in International Relations, with research focusing on the psychology of power in world politics. Pomeroy's dissertation focuses on threat perception and, in particular, theorizing and finding that the subjective sense of state power increases threat perception in international politics, in contrast to conventional IR wisdom.