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Thomas Zeitzoff Associate Professor Department of Justice, Law & Criminology

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.

Bio
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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Area of Expertise

political violence, exposure to violenc, pschological effects of violence

Additional Information

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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To request an interview for a news story, call AU Communications at 202-885-5950 or submit a request.

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