Kaitlyn Webster

Katie Webster is a Ph.D. candidate specializing in Security, Peace, and Conflict (international relations) and political methodology. Her primary research agenda focuses on questions about intrastate conflict onset and intensity, which she investigates using both theoretical and empirical models. Her dissertation is a book-length project that asks the question, “Why do some civil conflicts simmer at low-intensity, while others escalate to war?” Her secondary research agendas examine: 1) the relationship between gender and conflict; 2) collective action, mobilization, and state policy responses.

Current Research Interests

Civil wars, political violence, gender and conflict

Current Appointments & Affiliations

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