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Dr Christoph Dworschak



Chris is a comparative political scientist interested in Peace Studies and Quantitative Social Science. He conducts empirical research on the causes and consequences of violent and nonviolent mobilisation, civil-military relations, counterinsurgency and peacekeeping effectiveness, conflict prediction, and political methodology. Chris teaches on topics in comparative politics, international relations, and social science statistics.

Chris is a fellow at the Michael Nicholson Centre for Conflict and Cooperation at the University of Essex. Before joining York in 2022, he was appointed postdoctoral researcher at the Anatomy of Resistance Campaigns project at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. He also worked as a senior research associate for crisis early warning at the University of the German Federal Armed Forces Munich. Chris holds a PhD from the University of Essex and a diploma from the Norwegian Research School on Peace and Conflict. During his PhD, he served as a research associate and visiting scholar at Princeton University, the University of Mannheim, and the Peace Research Institute Oslo.



Chris' research focuses on the dynamics of intra-state conflict and political methodology. His main work is on repression, dissent, and civil-military relations, and currently involves a data project on the ground-level behaviour of security forces in resistance activity. His other areas of interest include peacekeeping and counterinsurgency effectiveness, conflict prediction, and causal inference.

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Dr Christoph Dworschak
D/N/117B Department of Politics and International Relations
University of York
YO10 5DD

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