Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Office: 508 Park Hall
Curriculum Vitae (pdf)
Civil war processes, political violence, genocide and civilian victimization, third party intervention, and United Nations peacekeeping.
Jake Kathman is an Assistant Professor in Comparative Politics and International Relations. He joined the department in the fall of 2012. Jake currently studies conflict processes including issues of civil war, interstate conflict, civilian victimization, and the various means of conflict management. His work has been published in the American Journal of Political Science, British Journal of Political Science, International Studies Quarterly, the Journal of Conflict Resolution, the Journal of Peace Research, Conflict Management and Peace Science, and elsewhere. Jake received his Ph.D. from UNC-Chapel Hill. He also received his MA from George Washington University and his BA from the University of Rochester.
Selected Recent Research:
“UN Bias and Force Commitments in Civil War” (with Michelle Benson). Forthcoming at the Journal of Politics.
“United Nations Peacekeeping and Civilian Protection in Civil War” (with Lisa Hultman and Megan Shannon). Forthcoming in the American Journal of Political Science.
“Too Much of a Bad Thing?: The Strategic Consequence of Civilian Victimization in Civil War” (with Reed M. Wood). Forthcoming in the British Journal of Political Science.
“Armed Intervention and Civilian Victimization in Intrastate Conflicts.” (with Reed M. Wood and Stephen Gent). 2012. Journal of Peace Research 49(5): 647-660.
“Civil War Diffusion and Regional Motivations for Intervention.” 2011. Journal of Conflict Resolution 55(6): 847-876.
“Managing Threats, Costs, and Incentives to Kill? The Short- and Long-Term Effects of Intervention in Mass Killing.” (with Reed M. Wood). 2011. Journal of Conflict Resolution 55(5): 735-760.
“Civil War Contagion and Neighbor State Intervention.” 2010. International Studies Quarterly 54(4): 989-1012.