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Autumn Lockwood Payton

Lecturer; Student Success Advisor

Full-Time Faculty

College of Arts and Sciences: Political Science


Email: Autumn Payton
Phone: 937-229-3626
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Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2009

M.A., The Ohio State University, 2005

B.A., Virginia Tech, 2003


Autumn Lockwood Payton is a lecturer in the department of Political Science at the University of Dayton. Dr Lockwood Payton earned her Ph.D. in Political Science from The Ohio State University. Before coming to the University of Dayton, she held Max Weber and Jean Monnet fellowships at the European University Institute in Fiesole, Italy, and worked as a Senior Researcher in the Global Governance research unit at the Social Science Center Berlin (WZB). 

She teaches courses in International Political Economy, International Politics, Nuclear Politics and Research Methodology. Dr Lockwood Payton is passionate about helping students to draw the connections between the international economy, global events and their daily lives.

Classes taught

  • POL 207: Political Science Research Methods
  • POL 214: Introduction to International Politics
  • POL 391: The Politics of International Economic Relations
  • Nuclear Politics (SSC 200)
  • Globalization and Inequality (SSC 200)


Research Interests

  • International Political Economy
  • International Organizations and Global Order
  • Human Rights


Binder, Martin, and Autumn Lockwood Payton. 2021. “With Frenemies Like These: Rising Power Voting Behavior in the UN General Assembly.” British Journal of Political Science. Cambridge University Press, 1–18. doi:10.1017/S0007123420000538.

Binder, Martin and Autumn Lockwood Payton 2019. “Cleavages in World Politics. An Analysis of Rising Power Voting Behavior in the UN General Assembly,” Contested World Orders: Rising Powers, Non-State Actors, and the Politics of Authority Beyond the Nation-State. Oxford UP.

Blake, Daniel J. and Autumn Lockwood Payton. 2015. "Balancing Design Objectives: Analyzing New Data on Voting Rules in Intergovernmental Organizations.” Review of International Organizations 10 (3): 377-402.

Payton, Autumn Lockwood and Byungwon Woo. 2014. “Attracting Investment”: Governments’ Strategic Role in Labor Rights Protection.” International Studies Quarterly 58 (3): 462-474.

Nooruddin, Irfan and Autumn Lockwood Payton. 2010. “The Dynamics of Influence in International Politics: The ICC, BIAs, and Economic Sanctions.” Journal of Peace Research 47(6): 711-721.