The Political Violence Project

The Political Violence Project was founded in the fall of 2013. The Project Team consists of graduate and undergraduate students from Boston College and neighboring schools who conduct research on the Middle East and North Africa, U.S. foreign policy, and terrorism and political violence under the guidance of Professor Krause. Team members develop and utilize research skills including archival work, survey analysis, mapping, and content analysis in a dynamic, cooperative environment. Team members have contributed to a number of publications in a variety of scholarly and popular outlets. The research team resets each spring, summer, and fall semester, and we are always looking for new, motivated members. Contact Professor Krause if you are interested in joining The Project.
Professor Krause discusses the origins and mission of The Project Team
The Project Team, Spring 2018

Current Projects

To Which Victor Go the Spoils? Explaining Which Factions Take Power After Regime Change

A growing amount of research has analyzed when national movements and insurgents overthrow the existing government, but which groups within those movements and insurgencies actually come to power after regime change, and why?

To Which Victor Goes the Iron Throne? Lessons from Research on Civil War

The Project Team published a post at Political Violence @ a Glance applying our research on insurgencies to explain and predict dynamics and outcomes in Game of Thrones.

The Impact of Education on Attitudes About Terrorism
(with Liane Young, Jordan Theriault, and Daniel Gustafson)
Survey experiments on the impact of in-person and online college courses on student attitudes concerning the definition, causes, strategies, and effects of terrorism, as well as how knowledge impacts threat assessment and preferred counterterrorism strategies.

Stories From the Field: A Guide to Navigating Fieldwork in Political Science

(with Ora Szekely)

 
Blending stories and lessons from across the globe by 44 political scientists to provide an engaging guide to fieldwork for faculty and students alike.

Conflict Diffusion as Rebel Strategy: Blowback from Syria into Lebanon, 2013-2014 (with Nils Hägerdal)

Why do civil wars sometimes spread to neighboring countries? We analyze the role of armed groups in spreading conflict across international borders.

Research Team

Undergraduate Research Fellows
Maddie Haddix
Sp19 (RA), Su19 (RA), F19 (RA), Sp20 (RA), Su20 (URF), F20 (URF)
Boston College '22
International Studies and Economics
Anže Podlogar
Sp19 (RA), Su19 (RA), F19 (RA), Sp20 (RA), Su20 (URF), F20(URF)
Boston College '22
International Studies, Accounting for Finance and Consulting
Allison Witt
Sp19 (RA), Su19 (RA),  F19(RA), Su20 (URF), F20(URF)
 
Boston College '21
International Studies
John Gehman
Sp19 (RA), Su19 (RA), F19 (RA), Sp20 (RA), Su20 (RA), F20(URF)
Boston College '21
International Studies, Philosophy, and Theology
Research Assistants
Rose Delva
F20 (RA)
Boston College '22
International Studies and Philosophy
Scott Baker
F19 (RA), Sp20 (RA), Su20 (RA), F20(RA)
Boston College '21
International Studies, Political Science, and Economics
Harper Barbaree
Sp20 (RA), Su20 (RA), F20(RA)
Boston College '21
International Studies and Hispanic Studies
Sam Biasi
Sp18 (RA), Su18 (RA), F18 (RA), Sp19 (RA), Su19 (RA), F19 (RA), Sp20 (RA), Su20 (RA), F20(RA)
Boston College PhD '23
Political Science
Saraphina Birtolo
 Sp20 (RA), Su20 (RA), F20(RA)
Boston College '22
International Studies
Madison Sarka
 F20(RA)
Boston College '22
Political Science
Alyssa Iferenta
Su20 (RA), F20(RA)
Boston College '21
International Studies
Gabriel Wallen
F20 (RA)
Boston College '23
International Studies
Garrett Madden
F20 (RA)
Boston College '22
Political Science and Economics
Jill Farabaugh
 Su20 (RA), F20(RA)
Boston College '21
Political Science
Abigail Hamilton
F19 (RA), Sp20 (RA), F20(RA)
Boston College '22
Political Science and
Computer Science
Abigail Howell
Sp20 (RA), Su20 (RA), F20(RA)
Boston College '22
Political Science and
Communications
Lila Zarrella
F20(RA)
Boston College '23
Political Science
Ryan Bayne
F20(RA)
Boston College '22
International Studies
Justin Li
Sp20 (RA), Su20(RA)
Boston College '22
Political Science
Sydney Currie
F20 (RA)
Boston College '22
Applied Psychology & Human Development and Political Science
Megan Kelly
F20 (RA)
Boston College '23
Political Science and History
Tyler Parker
F18 (RA), Sp19 (RA), Su19 (RA), F19 (RA), Sp20 (RA), Su20 (RA), F20 (RA)
Boston College PhD '23
Political Science
Zeyad Anwar

Su20 (RA), F20 (RA)

Boston College '23
International Studies
Shavonne Farrell

F20(RA)

Boston College '22
International Studies
Alexandra Pemuller

Su20 (RA), F20(RA)

Boston College '22
International Studies
Leah Hickert
Su20 (RA), F20(RA)
Boston College '21
International Studies and Political Science
Jason Boyle
Su20 (RA), F20(RA)
Boston College '21
Political Science and Economics
Jisoo Park
F20 (RA)
Boston College '21
Political Science
Alec Goos
Su20 (RA), F20 (RA)
Boston College '22
Political Science
Peter Royse
F20 (RA)
Boston College '21
Economics and Finance
Peter Pinto 

Sp20 (RA), F20(RA)

Boston College '22
International Studies and
Economics Minor
Hannah Jones
Su20 (RA), F20 (RA)
Boston College '21
International Studies
Peyton Olszowka
Su20 (RA), F20 (RA)
Boston College '22
International Studies
Maya Taha
F19 (RA), Sp20 (RA), F20 (RA)
Boston College '22
Political Science
Edil Mohamed
F20 (RA)
Boston College '22
Political Science, Applied Psychology and Human Development
Pearson Love
F20 (RA)
Boston College '22
International Studies and Islamic Civilization

Project Alumni

The Project Team, Fall 2013
Pinar Oral
F13 (RA), SP14 (RA)
Boston College '16
Political Science & Economics
Researcher seeking opportunities
Jonathan Makransky
F12 (URF), F13 (URF), Sp14 (URF), Su14 (RA), F14 (RA), Sp15 (RA)
Boston College '14
Islamic Civilization and Societies
Research Assistant for Evaluation; Facing History and Ourselves, Inc.
Martin Bain
F13 (RA), Sp14 (RA)
University of Glasgow '15
History & Politics
Digital Marketing - King & Wood Mallesons / Part-time MA, Conflict Studies, LSE
Shannon Inglesby
F13 (URF), Sp14 (RA), F14 (RA), Sp15 (RA)
Boston College '15
International Studies
Business Advisor, Ernst & Young
Alex Kloss
F13 (RA)
Boston College '14
International Studies
Junior Program Officer, World Education
Kyla Longman
F13 (RA)
Boston College '15
Political Science and Islamic Civilization and Societies
Research Officer at Forcier Consulting Middle East
Dianne Minardi
F13 (RA)
Boston College '14
Political Science
Researcher seeking opportunities
Sarah Hamma
F13 (RA), Sp14 (RA)
Boston College '14
Politcal Science
Faculty Assistant, Evidence for Policy Design, Harvard Kennedy School
Laura R Huggard
F13 (URF), Sp14 (RA), Sp15 (RA)
Boston College '15
International Studies
Associate, Hoover Institution
Tyler Wilkinson
F13 (URF), Sp14 (RA), Su14 (RA)
Boston College '15
International Studies & Film Studies, University of Chicago '16
Fulbright Fellow 2016-2017, France ETA
Damian Mencini
Sp13 (RA)
Boston College '14
History & Political Science
Department of Justice
Katie Frake
Sp14 (RA)
Boston College '15
Political Science & Islamic Civilization and Societies
Columbia SIPA, Masters in International Security Policy 
Eleanor Hildebrandt
Sp14 (URF), Su14 (URF)
Boston College '15
International Studies
English Teaching Assistant, Fulbright Nepal
Christina Iacampo
Sp14 (RA), Sp15 (RA)
 
Boston College '16
Political Science
Employment Specialist for Refugee Services at Catholic Charities of Tennessee, as part of year of service with Jesuit Volunteer Corps
Kevin J Miranda
Sp14 (RA)
Boston College '16
International Studies
ServiceCorps Fellow &
Incoming Analyst at Citibank
Natalia Pena
Sp14 (RA), Su14 (RA), F14 (RA), Sp15 (RA)
Boston College '13 
Political Science and Islamic Civilization & Societies;  Georgetown University Security Studies, MA; Analyst, US Government
James Sauro 
Sp14 (RA), Sp15 (RA), Su15 (RA), F15 (RA), Sp16 (URF)
Boston College '16
International Studies
Coordinator for the Turkish Heritage Organization
Sean Sudol
Sp14 (RA)
 
Boston College '16
Political Science
Summer Intern at Haley House
Mackenzie Wislar
Sp14 (RA)
Boston College '14
Political Science
Department of The Navy
Victoria Schliep
Su14 (RA), F14 (RA), Sp15 (URF), F15 (RA)
Boston College '15
History and Political Science
Global Trade, Leadership Development Program, Raytheon Company
Annie Clabby
F14 (RA), Sp14 (RA)
Boston College '14
Political Science
Recruiting Specialist, Blue Apron
Tori Goyette
F14 (RA), Sp14 (RA)
 
Boston College '14
Philosophy
Program Manager at Year Up Boston
Allison Lizotte
F14 (RA), Sp15 (RA)
 
Boston College '16
Economics
Graduate Student at UNC-Chapel Hill
Craig Noyes
F14 (RA), Sp15 (RA)
Boston College BA '08 / MA '13
History (BA) & Political Science (MA)
OSINT Analyst
Katherine Krabek
Su16 (RA)
Boston College '18
International Studies
Haein Kang
Sp15 (RA), F15 (RA), Sp16 (URF)
Boston College '16
Political Science
North American Knowledge Center McKinsey and Company
Adam Ladhani
Sp15 (RA)
NYU Abu Dhabi '18 
Social Research and Public
Policy & Economics
Julie Orenstein
Sp15 (RA)
Boston College '16
Political Science
William Boosalis
Su15 (RA)
Boston College, MA '17
Middle Eastern Studies, MA
Margaret O'Connor
Su15 (RA), F15 (RA), Sp16 (RA)
Boston College '16
International Studies
Researcher Seeking Opportunities
Alyssa Rogowski
Su15 (RA), F15 (RA), Sp16 (RA),  Su16 (URF), F16 (URF)
Boston College '17
International Studies
George Somi
Su15 (RA)
Boston College '10 - History BA 
Harvard University '12 - Master of Arts in Middle Eastern Studies
Law Student at Brooklyn Law School
Mark Chanatry
Sp16 (RA)
Boston College '18
International Studies
 
Andrew Bowen
F16 (Grad RA), Sp17
3rd Year, PhD Candidate,
Boston College
Political Science
Kevin Burg
Su16 (RA), F16 (RA)
Boston College '18
International Studies
Anne Bigler
Sp16 (RA), Su16 (RA)
Boston College '18
Politcal Science
 
Andrew Layman
Su16 (RA)
 
Boston College '18
International Studies &
Political Science
Josh Segal
F16 (RA)
Boston College '17
Political Science
Diane Hoffman
 
Sp16 (RA), Su16, (RA), F16 (RA)
Boston College '18
International Studies & German
James Miotto
Su16 (RA)
Williams College '18
Political Economy 
Dylan McManus
Su16 (RA), F16 (RA)
Boston College '18
International Studies
Beth Yarze
Sp16 (RA), F16 (RA), Sp17 (URF)
Boston College '17
Political Science & Philosophy
Zoe Buzinkai
F16 (RA), Sp17 (RA)
Boston College '17
International Studies
Thomas Toghramadjian
F15 (RA), Sp16 (RA), Su16 (URF), F16 (RA), Sp17 (URF), Sp18 (RA)
Boston College '19
Political Science
John Carroll
Sp17 (RA)
Boston College '18
Finance
Jennifer Conlon
F16 (RA), Sp17 (RA)
Boston College '17
Political Science & Marketing
Maximilian Dees
Sp17 (RA)
Boston College '19
International Studies
Carolyn Freeman
Sp17 (RA)
Boston College '17
English
Ayanna Griffith
F16 (RA), Sp17 (RA)
Boston College '17
Political Science
Catherine Kriendler
F16 (RA), Sp17 (RA)
Boston College '17
Political Science
Dongjin Xu
Sp17 (RA)
Boston College '17
Philosophy & Political Science
Liam Madden
Sp17 (RA)
Boston College '19
International Studies and Economics
Kevin Mastro
F16 (RA), Sp17 (RA)
Boston College '17
International Studies
Sophia Svenson
Sp17 (RA)
Boston College '19
International Studies
Tess Murphy 
Su17 (RA)
Boston College '19
International Studies 
Rebecca Freda
Su15 (RA), F15 (RA), Sp16 (RA), Su16 (URF), F16 (URF), Sp17 (RA)
Boston College '17
International Studies
Frankie Cascone
Su16 (RA), F16 (RA), Sp17 (RA), Su17 (URF)
Boston College '18
International Studies 
Nithya Damodharan
Su15 (RA), F15 (RA),
Sp16 (URF), Su16 (RA),
Su17 (URF)
Boston College '18
Political Science
Hekmat Aboukhater
Su17 (RA)
Boston College '20
International Studies 
Scott Ario
Su15 (RA), F15 (RA), Su17 (RA)
International Studes, Economics
Analyst at Analysis Group (economic consulting firm)
Rachel Connelly 
Su17 (RA)
Boston College '19
Political Science and History 
Sara Klos
Su17 (RA)
Boston College '19
International Studies
John Hogan 
Su17 (RA)
Boston College '18
English and Philosophy
Anna Link
Su16 (RA), F16 (RA), Sp17 (RA), Su17 (RA)
Boston College '16
International Studies & Communication
Tyler Sagerstrom
Su17 (RA)
Boston College '17
Political Science and Economics
Feier Zhao
Su17 (RA)
Boston College '19
Applied Psychology &
Human Development and International Studies
Shannon West
Su17 (RA)
Boston College '18
International Studies
Taylor Whittaker
Su17 (RA)
Boston College '18
International Studies
Laura Stateler
F17 (RA), Sp18 (URF)
Boston College '18
International Studies & Philosophy
Emma Howe
Sp16 (RA), Su16 (RA), F16 (URF), Sp17 (URF), Su17 (URF), F17 (URF)
Boston College '18
International Studies
& Economics
Steven Michaels
F17 (Grad RA)
Boston College '19
Graduate Student
Ruohan Xiao
Su17 (RA), F17 (RA)
Boston College '19
International Studies and Communication
Jack Albert
Sp18 (RA)
Boston College '20
International Studies & History
Caroline Downey
Sp18 (RA)
Boston College '20
Economic & Political Science
Gibran Caroline Boyce
Sp18 (RA)
Boston College '20
International Studies &
Philosophy 
Hannah Early
Sp18 (RA)
Westmont College '16
Poltical Science
Matthew Eckstein
Sp17(RA), F17(URF), Sp18 (RA)
Boston College '19
International Studies & Economics
Max Houghton
 F17(RA), Sp18 (RA)
Boston College '20
Political Science
Rohan Kandeshwarath
Su16(RA), F17(RA), Sp18 (RA)
Geroge Washington University '21
Poltical Science
Jaehun Lee
Sp18 (RA)
Boston College '21
Political Science & Philosophy
Nicolas Morales
Sp18 (RA)
Boston College '18
Biology 
Michael Salib 
F17 (RA), Sp18 (RA)
Boston College '18
Political Science
Nicholas Wilson
Su17 (RA), F17 (RA), Sp18 (RA)
Boston College '21
Political Science and Economics 
Tricia Thomson
F17 (RA), Sp18 (RA)
Boston College '18
International Studies
Peter Andrei
Su18 (RA)
Advanced Math and Science Academy '19
Political Science
Sam Kurtz
Su18 (RA)
Boston College '21
Marketing
Olivia Parsons
Su18 (RA)
Boston College '20
International Studies and
Islamic Civilizations
Liam Haffey
Su18 (RA)
Boston College '21
Economics and Political Science
Ingrid Miranda-
Paratore
Sp18 (RA), Su18 (RA)
Boston College '20
International Studies &
Economics
Andrea Presper
Sp18 (RA), F18 (RA)
Boston College '20
International Sudies &
Political Science 
Michaela Arguin
Su19 (RA), F19 (RA), Sp20 (RA)
Boston College '20
Islamic Civilization & Societies
and Political Science
Sarah Chamberlain
Sp18 (RA), Su18 (RA)
Boston College '20
International Studies 
Czar Sepe
Sp19 (RA)
Boston College '21
Political Science and History
Leonid Rempel
Sp19 (RA)
Boston College '20
International Studies and Economics
Cory Sagerstrom
Su18 (RA)
Tufts University '20
International Relations & Economics
Steven Varshavsky
F17 (RA), Sp18 (RA),
Su18 (RA)
Boston College '18
Political Science
Yilin Sun
Su18 (RA)
Boston College '21
Political Science
Francesca Von Krauland
Su18 (RA)
Boston College '20
International Studies and English
Amelia Fatykhova
Su18 (RA)
Advanced Math and
Science Academy '19
International Affairs and
Economics
Anna Waisgerber
Sp17 (RA), Su17 (RA), Sp18 (URF), Su18 (URF), F18 (URF)
Boston College '19
International Studies
Megan Richards
Sp17 (RA), F17 (RA), Su18 (URF), F18 (URF), Sp19 (URF)
Boston College '19
International Studies
Sofia Yepes
Sp19 (RA)
Boston College '21
International Studies
Echo Yiyang Zhuge
Sp19 (RA)
Boston College '20
Political Science
Robyn Crowley
F18 (RA), Sp19 (RA)
Boston College '19
International Studies 
Julia Perry
F18 (RA), Sp19 (RA)
Boston College '19
Political Science 
Tim Maurer
Sp18 (RA), Su18 (RA), F18 (RA), Sp19 (RA)
Northeastern University '17
Political Science
Kathryn Destin
Sp19 (RA)
Boston College '21
Political Science and 
Perspectives
Gabriella Haedelt
Sp19 (RA)
Boston College '21
Political Science
Ningxin Zhang
Su19 (RA)
Boston College '21
Political Science and Mathematics
Sarah Ricks
Su18 (RA), F18 (RA),
Sp19 (RA), Su19 (URF)
Boston College '21
Political Science
Hannah Chen
Sp19 (RA), Su19 (RA)
Boston College '21
International Studies
Jill Cusick
Su19 (RA)
Boston College '20
International Studies and
Economics
Michelle Kondratiev
Su19 (RA)
Boston College '20
Economics and Political Science
Taylor Nardone
Su19 (RA)
Boston College '20
Tess Oatley
Sp19 (RA), Su19 (RA)
Boston College '21
Political Science
Patrick O'Connell
Su19 (RA)
Boston College '20
International Studies
and French
Matt Stubeck
Sp19 (RA), Su19 (RA)
Boston College '19
Political Science
Tait Ryssdal
Su18 (RA), Su19 (RA)
Georgetown University '20
International Politics
Sydney Shugrue
Sp18 (RA), Su18 (RA), Su19 (RA)
Boston College '20
International Studies 
Kevin Caggiano
Sp20 (RA)
Boston College '22
International Studies
Yucheng Weng
Su19 (RA), F19 (RA)
Boston College '20
Political Science and Mathematics
Andrew Wilson
Sp19 (RA), Su19 (RA)
Boston College '21
Political Science
McKenzie Stevens
Sp19 (RA)
Boston College '20
Political Science and 
Environmental Studies
Ivana Wijedasa
F19 (RA)
Boston College '22
International Studies and Ethics & Social Justice
Gabby LaTorre
Su19 (RA), F19 (RA)
Boston College '21
Islamic Civilization & Societies
Morgan Biles
Su19 (RA), F19 (RA)
Boston College '21
Political Science and Communication
Grace Cavanagh
F19 (RA)
Boston College '21
International Studies
Josie Landers
Su20 (RA),
Boston College '21
Political Science and History
Caitlin Vasington
Su18 (RA), F18 (RA),
Sp19 (RA), Su19 (RA),  F19 (URF), Sp20 (RA)
Boston College '21
Political Science and
Finance
Cassie Gross
F19 (RA)
Boston College '21
International Studies
Abby Korrell
F18 (RA), Sp19 (RA), Su19 (RA),
F19 (URF), Sp20 (URF)
Boston College '20
Political Science and Applied Psychology
Izzy Howe
Su18 (RA), Su20 (RA)
Boston College '21
Political Science
Madeline Finlayson
Su20 (RA),
Boston College '21
Political Science
Brenna Recny
F19(RA) Sp20(RA)
Boston College '20
International Studies
Adam Martin
Sp19 (RA), Su19 (RA), F19 (RA), Sp20 (RA)
Boston College '20
Political Science and
Economics
William Provost
Su20 (RA)
Boston College '22
Political Science, History, and Philosophy
Scott Greenhalgh
F19 (RA), Sp20 (RA)
Boston College '22
Political Science
Savannah Freitas
F19 (RA), Sp20 (RA)
Boston College '20
International Studies
Mahima Menghani
Sp18 (RA), Su18 (RA),
Sp19 (URF), Su19 (URF), Sp20 (URF), Su20 (RA)
 
Boston College '21
International Studies
Iona Young
F18 (RA), Sp19 (RA), Su19 (RA), Su20(RA)
Durham University '20
Political Science and
International Relations
Steven LeGere
Sp19 (RA), Su19 (RA), F19 (URF), 
Sp20 (URF), Su20 (RA)
Boston College '21
Political Science and 
Economics
Urwa Hameed
Su20 (RA)
Boston College '22
Political Science and
International Studies
Anthony Kim
F19 (RA), Sp20 (RA), Su20 (RA)
Boston College '21
Political Science and
Film Studies
Cameron Kasanzew
F19 (RA), Sp20 (RA), Su20 (RA)
Boston College '20
International Studies and Hispanic Studies
Zilai Liu
Sp20 (RA), Su20 (RA)
Boston College '22
International Studies and Communications
Hollie Watts
Su20 (RA)
Boston College '21
Political Science
Quinn Usry
F19 (RA), Sp20 (RA), Su20 (RA)
Boston College '21
Political Science and
Economics
Professor Krause with former team member Shannon Inglesby '15 at St. Andrews University, October 2017
The Project Team, Spring 2017
The Project Team, Spring 2016