Biography

With a focus on international security, Condra studies the politics of violence in conflict-ridden, emerging democracies. Relying on interviews, surveys, and experiments in the field, he collects large micro-level data in order to study the effects of insurgency on democratization.

 

 

Teaching and Research Areas

Condra’s research focuses on three key areas:

  • International security
  • Political violence
  • Research methods

 

 

Select Publications and Funded Research

  • "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. 

 

 

Awards and 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”).

 


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