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?

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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