Associate Professor in Political Science and Peace Studies
Room: D1.12, Social Sciences Building
Tel: +44 (0)24765 28304
Advice & Feedback Hours: Advice and Feedback Hours in Term 1 with take place via MS Teams. From Week 1, you can book your appointment here taking note of the information at the top of the booking form.Email: jessica.di-salvatore[AT]warwick.ac.uk
I am Associate Professor in Political Science and Peace Studies in the Department of Politics and International Studies. Before joining PAIS, I was British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Oxford (Department of Politics and International Relations), and associate member at the Nuffield College. I received a PhD in Political Science from the University of Amsterdam (2017), and an MSc in Conflict Resolution from the University of Essex (2013). The core of my current research agenda concerns the political, economic and social impact of UN peace operations and their contribution to state-building and post-conflict development.
Personal website here.
1. Civil wars
2. Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding
3. Criminal violence
4. Ethnic conflict
2021. When do UN Peacekeeping Operations implement their mandates? (with Rob Blair and Hannah M. Smidt), American Journal of Political Science (forthcoming)
2021. UN peacekeeping and households’ well-being in civil wars (with Vincenzo Bove and Leandro Elia), American Journal of Political Science (forthcoming)
2021. Spatial Analysis for Political Scientists (with Andrea Ruggeri), Italian Review of Political Science (special issue). doi: 10.1017/ipo.2021.7
2021. Introducing the PeaceKeeping Operations Corpus (PKOC) (with Elio Amicarelli), Journal of Peace Research. doi: 10.1177/0022343320978693
2020. Tangled Up in Blue: The Effect of UN Peacekeeping on Nonviolent Protests in Post-Civil War Countries (with Margherita Belgioioso and Jonathan Pinckney), International Studies Quarterly. doi: 10.1093/isq/sqaa015
2020. The Withdrawal of UN Peace Operations and State Capacity: Descriptive Trends and Research Challenges (with Andrea Ruggeri), International Peacekeeping. doi: 10.1080/13533312.2019.1710368
2019. Peacekeepers against Criminal Violence - Unintended effects of peacekeeping operations?. American Journal of Political Science. doi: 10.1111/ajps.12451
2019. Fraud Is What People Make of It: Election Fraud, Perceived Fraud and Protesting in Nigeria. Journal of Conflict Resolution (with Ursula Daxecker and Andrea Ruggeri). doi: 10.1177/0022002718824636
2018. Does Criminal Violence Spread? Contagion and Counter-contagion Mechanisms of Piracy. Political Geography, 66:14-33. doi:10.1016/j.polgeo.2018.07.004
2018. Obstacle to peace? Ethnic Geography and Effectiveness of Peacekeeping, British Journal of Political Science doi:10.1017/S0007123418000200
2017. The Effectiveness of Peacekeeping Operations (book chapter with Andrea Ruggeri in “The Oxford Encyclopedia of Empirical International Relations Theories”, ed. William R. Thompson, Oxford University Press). doi:10.1093/acrefore/9780190228637.013.586
2016. Inherently vulnerable? Ethnic geography and the intensity of violence in Bosnian civil war, Political Geography, 51:1-14. doi:10.1016/j.polgeo.2015.11.008
I will teach seminars for Introduction to Politics (PO107) in 2020/2021.
I was module director for the MA module on Data Visualization in International Politics (PO9E7, a.y. 19/20).
I am available to supervise dissertations that focus on the examination of the dynamics of peace and conflict using quantitative methods or mixed methods.