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Thomas Zeitzoff

Assistant Professor Department of Justice, Law & Criminology

Dr. Thomas Zeitzoff is an assistant professor in the School of Public Affairs at American University. He received his Ph.D. in Politics from New York University in 2013, and was previously a postdoctoral fellow at Princeton University. His research examines why individuals participate in political violence, why groups fight, and the political and psychological effects of exposure to violence. As part of his research, he has conducted extensive fieldwork and survey research in Israel, Mexico, and Turkey. His work has been funded by the National Science Foundation, and has appeared or is forthcoming in Electoral Studies, Conflict Management and Peace Science, Journal of Conflict Resolution, and the American Political Science Review.

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Degrees


Ph.D. Politics, New York University, 2013.
M.A. Politics, New York University, 2010.
M.A. Political Economy, Washington University in St. Louis, 2008.
B.A. Economics, Washington University in St. Louis, 2007.

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Teaching

  • Spring 2017

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Area of Expertise:

political violence, exposure to violenc, pschological effects of violence

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Thomas Zeitzoff's research examines political violence, exposure to violence, and psychological effects of violence. His work has been funded by the National Science Foundation, and has appeared in Electoral Studies, Conflict Management and Peace Science, Journal of Conflict Resolution, and the American Political Science Review. Zeitzoff can discuss civil wars, terrorism, protests, and riots, particularly in the Middle East.

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