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Civil and ethnic violence; peace processes


Sarah Zukerman Daly is a postdoctoral fellow in Stanford's Political Science Department and an affiliate of CISAC. In 2013, Sarah will begin as an Assistant Professor in Political Science at the University of Notre Dame. She holds a BA in International Relations from Stanford University, a MS in Development Studies from the London School of Economics, and a PhD in Political Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Sarah was a 2009-2010 Predoctoral Fellow at CISAC and is also an alumna of the 2002-2003 CISAC Undergraduate Honors Program.

Sarah’s research interests are in civil war and peace, international security, and ethnic politics. Her book manuscript studies the divergent trajectories of armed organizations during war to peace transitions. Specifically, it asks, why, in the aftermath of peace accords, do rebel and militia groups dissolve, endure, and redeploy for war or peaceful politics?

Her other current projects seek to explain variation in insurgency and counterinsurgency onset; state strategies towards ethnic minorities; the role of emotions in transitional justice; ex-combatant recidivism and reintegration; and organized crime and state-building. Her research has been published in the Journal of Peace Research and Conflict, Security & Development.