Caroline Brandt

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Subfields: 
International Relations
Methodology & Formal Theory
Comparative Politics

Graduate Students

Personal Statement: 

I recently received my Ph.D. in political science from the University of California at Berkeley and am currently a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Center for International Studies at the University of Southern California. I'm also a member of the Violence Early-Warning System (ViEWS) team housed at Uppsala University's Department of Peace and Conflict Research. Last year I was the Gallatin Pre-Doctoral Fellow at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. 

My research focuses on multi-party civil wars, including conflict dynamics, peace processes, and civilian participation. My dissertation examines how, in civil wars involving more than one rebel group, governments use peace agreements as a counterinsurgency tool to counter rebel groups that remain outside the peace agreement. I also examine how the dynamics of multiparty conflict affect insurgents' bargaining position with the state, as well as the use of former rebel soldiers in counterinsurgency offensives.

My personal website can be found here

Dissertation Committee Chair: 
Michaela Mattes