I research the politics of violence in conflict-ridden, emerging democracies. My work studies how governments and insurgents use violence to achieve political objectives and what factors affect their decision-making. My research has been published in the American Economic Review, the American Journal of Political Science, the British Journal of Political Science, and The Journal of Politics, among other journals.
- International Affairs
- Order and Violence
- Ethnic Politics
- Ethics and National Security
- Ph.D. Political Science (Stanford University)
- A.B. Political Science (Duke University)
Education & Training
- "The Logic of Insurgent Electoral Violence" (with James D. Long, Andrew C. Shaver, and Austin L. Wright). American Economic Review, 108 (11), 3199-3231, 2018.
- Condra, Luke N., Mohammad Isaqzadeh, and Sera Linardi. 2017. "Clerics and Scriptures: Experimentally Disentangling the Influence of Religious in Afghanistan." British Journal of Political Science, 2017, pp. 1-19.
- "Who Takes the Blame? The Strategic Effects of Collateral Damage" (with Jacob N. Shapiro). American Journal of Political Science 56, no. 1 (January 2012): 167-87.
- "Civilians, Control, and Collaboration during Civil Conflict" (with Austin L. Wright). 2019. International Studies Quarterly 63 (4): 897-907.
- "Casual Contact and Ethnic Bias: Experimental Evidence from Afghanistan" (with Sera Linardi). 2019. The Journal of Politics 81 (3): 1028-1042.
- "Damaging Democracy? Security Provision and Turnout in Afghan Elections" (with Michael Callen, Radha K. Iyengar, James D. Long, and Jacob N. Shapiro). 2019. Economics & Politics 31 (2): 163-193.
- International security
- Political violence
- Research methods