People

Director

Charles Crabtree is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of Michigan. His research focuses on various aspects of repression and discrimination in comparative, American, and international politics. Methodologically, he is interested in research design, experiments, and measurement. He has published work on these topics in journals such as the British Journal of Political Science, International Studies Quarterly, Journal of Peace Research, Political Research Quarterly, Political Analysis. He has received funding for this research from the Making Electoral Democracy Work project and the Swedish Research Council, among other sources. More information can be found at his website and on his Google scholar profile.

Board of Directors

Christian Davenport is Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Michigan and Research Professor at the Peace Research Institute Oslo. His research focuses on political conflict and violence. In addition to publishing articles in journals such as the American Journal of Political Science, the American Political Science Review, the American Sociological Review, the Annual Review of Political Science, the Journal of Politics, and International Studies Quarterly, he has also published seven books. His most recent book, The Peace Continuum: What It Is and How to Study It, was published by Oxford University Press. His research has been funded by the Carnegie Foundation, the National Science Foundation, and the Research Council of Norway, among other sources. More information can be found at his website and on his Google Scholar profile.

Cassy Dorff is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of New Mexico. Her research explores how civilians survive and respond to political violence and political crises. Her current work is focused on civilian victimization in Mexico and the networked nature of civil conflicts across the world. She has published articles in journals such as the American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Peace Research, International Interactions, International Studies Review, Political Science Research & Methods, and Research & Politics. Her research has been funded by the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict. More information can be found at her website and on her Google Scholar profile.

Kristine Eck is an Associate Professor in the Department of Peace and Conflict Research at Uppsala University and Director of the Uppsala Conflict Data Program. Her research focuses on violence against civilians, conflict dynamics, and rebel recruitment. She has published articles in journals such as Cooperation and Conflict, Human Rights Quarterly, International Studies Quarterly, the Journal of Conflict Resolution, the Journal of Peace Research, and Security Studies. Her research has been funded by the East Asian Peace Program, the Swedish Research Council, and the Norwegian Foreign Ministry. More information can be found on her Google Scholar profile.

Scott Gates is Research Professor at the Peace Research Institute Oslo and a Professor in the Department of Political Science and a Guest Researcher at ESOP in the Department of Economics at the University of Oslo. His research focuses on governance, bureaucracies and organizations, conflict dynamics, and the development consequences of warfare. In addition to publishing articles in journals such as the American Journal of Political Science, the American Political Science Review, the British Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Conflict Resolution, the Journal of Politics, and the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, he has published eleven books. His most recent book, Limited War in South Asia: From Decolonization to Recent Times, was published by Routledge. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Research Council of Norway, and the World Bank Group, among other sources. More information can be found at his website and on his Google Scholar profile.

Micah Gell-Redman is an Assistant Professor in the Department of International Affairs and the Department of Health Policy and Management at the University of Georgia. His research focuses on immigration, ethnicity, discrimination, and politics of health and disease control. He has published articles in journals such as the American Behavioral Scientist and Political Research Quarterly. His research has been funded by the AVINA Foundation, the National Center for Border Security and Immigration, and the National Science Foundation, among other sources. More information can be found at his website.

Beatriz Magaloni-Kerpel is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and a Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) at Stanford University. Her research focuses on criminal violence and policing, governance and public goods provision, health and governance, and authoritarian politics. In addition to publishing articles in journals such as the American Journal of Political Science, the Annual Review of Political Science, Comparative Political Studies, the Journal of Theoretical Politics, the Latin American Research Review, and World Development, she has also published three books. The most recent, Strategies of Vote Buying: Democracy, Clientelism, and Poverty Relief in Mexico, was published by Cambridge University Press. Her research has been funded by the Minerva Research Initiative, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the World Bank Group, among other sources. More information can be found at her website and on her Google Scholar profile.

Michael J. Nelson is Jeffrey L. Hyde and Sharon D. Hyde and Political Science Board of Visitors Early Career Professor in Political Science in the Department of Political Science at Pennsylvania State University. His research focuses on American political institutions, with particular attention to state judicial politics and public evaluations of judicial institutions. He has published articles in journals such as the American Journal of Political Science, International Studies Quarterly, the Journal of Law and Courts, the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, Political Research Quarterly, and Public Opinion Quarterly. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and Time-sharing Experiments for the Social Sciences, among other sources. More information can be found at his his website and on his Google Scholar profile.

Mara Ostfield is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Michigan. Her research focuses on political communication, racial and ethnic politics, and political psychology. She has published articles in Political Communication and Political Psychology. Her research has been funded by the Russel Sage Foundation and Time-sharing Experiments for the Social Sciences, among other sources. More information can be found at her website.