06/29/2011

Luke

Condra

Luke Condra

Assistant Professor
lcondra@pitt.edu
412-648-8088
Faculty Website
Curriculum vitae
3810 Posvar Hall

Education

  • PhD, Political Science, Stanford University, 2010
  • AB, Political Science, Duke University, 2003

Bio

I research the politics of violence in conflict-ridden, emerging democracies. My work relies on interviews, surveys, and experiments in the field, as well as the collection of large micro-level datasets, to develop and test theories of intrastate conflict, and study insurgency’s effects on processes and institutions of democratization. Prior to coming to Pitt, I spent a year as an Empirical Studies of Conflict Postdoctoral Scholar at UC-San Diego. 

Teaching and Research Interests

International Security; Comparative Politics; Political Violence; Research Methods

Select Publications and Funded Research

  • Condra, Luke N., Mohammad Isaqzadeh, and Sera Linardi. In press. “Clerics and Scriptures: Experimentally Disentangling the Influence of Religious in Afghanistan.” British Journal of Political Science. 
  • Condra, Luke N. and Jacob N. Shapiro. 2012. “Who Takes the Blame? The Strategic Effects of Collateral Damage.” American Journal of Political Science 56, no. 1 (January): 167-87.
  • International Growth Centre Small Projects Grant (with Michael Callen, Eli Berman, Tarek Ghani, Mitch Downey, and Mohammad Isaqzadeh). Co-Investigator. “Community Monitoring to Address Leakage in Roads Construction in Afghanistan,” 2015. (£20,000)

Consultancies, Public Service, and Awards/Honors

  • Co-winner of the 2016 Kellogg/Notre Dame Award for best paper in comparative politics presented at the Midwest Political Science Association’s Annual Conference (“Clerics and Scriptures: Experimentally Disentangling the Influence of Religious in Afghanistan”)

Courses

  • Global Governance
  • Ethnic Politics
  • Economics and Politics of Counterinsurgency
  • Ethics and National Security
  • Human Trafficking
  • Intermediate Quantitative Methods

Other Faculty and Academic Administration Positions

  • Faculty Affiliate, Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies, GSPIA
  • Faculty Affiliate, Ford Institute for Human Security, GSPIA

 

 



 

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