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Arzu Kibris

arzupic A dot Kibris(at)warwick dot ac dot uk

Principal Investigator

Arzu Kibris received her PhD in Political Science in 2010. Before joining PAIS in January 2017, she worked as a visiting Assistant Professor at Duke University and as Assistant Professor at Sabanc─▒ University, Istanbul. Her main research interests include the dynamics and social, political and economic consequences of civil conflicts as well as formal analyses of political and economic behaviour. Her work has been published in the Journal of Conflict Resolution, Social Science & Medicine, Public Choice, and Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, among other journals. She received the prestigious ERC starting grant in 2016 for her project EXPOVIBE: Exposure to Political Violence and Individual Behavior in which she explores the individual level effects of being exposed to political violence in a civil conflict context.

Phillip Nelson

Phillip Nelson_Profile

Phillip dot Nelson(at)warwick dot ac dot uk

Research Fellow

Phillip Nelson is a Research Fellow at the University of Warwick. In 2015 he received a prestigious scholarship from the ESRC to undertake his PhD research at the University of Essex, from which he graduated in 2019. His thesis used advanced quantitative methods to examine why people fight in rebellion and how natural resources can be used by militias, not just rebel groups, to fund their operations. His previous research has been both cross-national and sub-national, with a focus on Colombia. During his PhD, Phillip spent three months as a Visiting Research Fellow at the Universidad del Rosario in Bogotá, Colombia.


Research Assistants

We have a small team of doctoral researchers.


Ethics Advisory Board

A small international team of experts advises the project team on issues related to scientific ethics. More information is available here.