The same ten questions we always ask: Peter Andreas, Associate Professor of Political Science and International Studies

Professor Andreas (not the 19th century astronomer!) is an expert on illicit cross-border activities. His past research includes fieldwork in Latin America, Western Europe, and the Balkans, but currently he is writing a book on the political history of smuggling in America. The book’s tentative title is Smuggler Nation: How Illicit Trade Made America (this reporter thinks he should keep the title).

Name: Peter Andreas

Age: Almost middle-age

Occupation: Professor

What’s your job description, in one sentence? Teaching, research, and writing.

What’s the best part of your job? It’s not a 9 to 5 job.

The worst? It’s not a 9 to 5 job. “Flexible hours” at times feels like 24/7.

How long have you lived in Providence? 9 years

What your’s ringtone? Xylophone

Your homepage? http://www.watsoninstitute.org/contacts_detail.cfm?id=13

What newspapers and magazines do you subscribe to? New York Times, Harpers Magazine, and The New Yorker.

Nice Slice or Antonio’s? Both!

Blue State or Starbucks? I’m not a regular at either, but prefer Blue State.

Which three words could you use to describe Brown students? Creative, curious, confident.

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