I am a Professor in the School of Government & Public Policy at the University of Arizona, where I also serve as Associate Director.
My research and teaching address a variety of topics in international security, including the causes and consequences of terrorism, protests and riots, civil war, and international disputes. Within this, I pay close attention to how the tactics of conflict diffuse, the processes that force refugees and migrants from their homes, and various aspects of border politics.
I also spend time collaborating with colleagues through the Conflict & Security research group at the U of A, the Four Corners Conflict Network, and the Refugees and Forced Migration research network (REFORM-Net).
PROJECT 1: REFUGEES & INSTABILITY
This project addresses refugee and forced migration flows, with a particular focus upon decisions regarding where to flee and which routes to follow. Much of this interest is captured in a Minerva Initiative-funded project exploring how violence informs patterns of departure, how government policies and geography affect the routes followed by forced migrant and refugee populations, and how these processes subsequently relate to local patterns of instability in destination countries.
PROJECT 1 COLLABORATORS
PROJECT 1 OUTPUTS
Spatial interaction and security: A review and case study of the Syrian refugee crisis
2019. Interdisciplinary Science Reviews 44(3/4): 328-341 (with Frith, Simon, Davies, & Johnson)
Violence and perceptions of risk associated with hosting refugees
2019. Public Choice 178(3): 473-492 (with Tiffany Chu, Justin Curtis, & Ghosn)
Violence, displacement, contact, and attitudes towards hosting refugees
2019. Journal of Peace Research 56(1): 118-133 (with Ghosn & Tiffany Chu)
Refugees, forced migration, and conflict: Introduction to the special issue
2019. Journal of Peace Research 56(1): 5-11 (with Idean Salehyan & Burcu Savun)
Could Contact Stem the Rising Tide of Negative Attitudes Towards Hosting Syrian Refugees in Lebanon?
2018. Oxford Monitor of Forced Migration: Field Monitor 7(2): 69-74 (with Ghosn)