3810 Posvar Hall
- PhD, Political Science, Stanford University, 2010
- AB, Political Science, Duke University, 2003
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. 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)
- 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. (Co-winner of the Kellogg/Notre Dame Award for best paper in comparative politics presented at the Midwest Political Science Association's Annual Conference.)
- Condra, Luke N., James D. Long, Andrew C. Shaver, and Austin L. Wright. (Forthcoming.) "The Logic of Insurgent Electoral Violence." American Economic Review.
- Condra, Luke N. and Sera Linardi. (Forthcoming.) "Casual Contact and Ethnic Bias: Experimental Evidence from Afghanistan. The Journal of Politics.
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”)
- 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