Reed M. Wood

Assistant Professor of Political Science

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Dr. Wood received his MA (2006) and Ph.D. (2010) at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. He earned his BA in history and human rights studies at the University of North Carolina-Asheville (2001). His current research focuses on the strategic dimensions of state and non-state actor violence against civilians during civil wars and the process of strategic learning among states and insurgents during conflicts.  His research and teaching interests broadly include human rights, state repression, civil conflict, and conflict management.  He teaches courses on international relations, political violence and human rights at ASU.

Dr. Wood co-manages the Political Terror Scale (PTS), an index of state violations of physical integrity rights.  His research has recently been published in the British Journal of Political Science, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Peace Research, Human Rights Quarterly, and International Studies Quarterly.

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recent publications

"External Rebel Sponsorship and Civilian Abuse: A Principal-Agent Analysis of Wartime Atrocities," International Organization (forthcoming). read more...

"Too Much of a Bad Thing? Civilian Victimization and Bargaining in Civil War," British Journal of Political Science (forthcoming). read more...

Commentary in Slate, The Monkey Cage, The Washington Post and The Atlantic on

“Armed Intervention and Insurgent Violence against Civilians in Intrastate Conflicts,” Journal of Peace Research (2012) 49(5) 647-660. read more… 


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