Hope McCoy is a Lecturer in International Relations and in the Civic, Liberal, and Global Education program at Stanford University. McCoy’s research agenda focuses on the sociocultural dimensions of development studies, with an emphasis on international education, global citizenship, and the role of cultural diplomacy in geopolitics.
Dr. McCoy's first book (2023) entitled: "From Congo to GONGO: Higher Education, Critical Geopolitics, and the New Red Scare '' was one of the winners of the Peter Lang Emerging Scholars Competition in Black Studies. With a focus on Africa and Russia, this book traces the history of diplomacy between the two regions.
A two-time Fulbright recipient (2015 to Russia, and 2025 to the British Virgin Islands) with multidisciplinary expertise, Dr. McCoy earned a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University and a M.A. and Ph.D. from UCLA.

Academic Appointments

  • Lecturer, Stanford Introductory Studies - Civic, Liberal, and Global Education