Founder and Faculty Director

Nicholas Sambanis

Nicholas Sambanis

University of Pennsylvania 

Nicholas Sambanis is the founder and faculty director of the Penn Identity and Conflict Lab, and professor and chair of the Political Science Department at the University of Pennsylvania. He is an expert on civil wars and ethnic conflict in the fields of international relations and comparative politics. His articles have been published in Science, American Political Science Review, International Organization, World Politics, and the Journal of Conflict Resolution, as well as other peer-reviewed journals. Currently, Sambanis is working on projects related to the causes and management of inter-group conflict with a focus of developing new theories of conflict resolution. This effort consists of applying insights from international relations theory and social psychology to study processes of identity formation and change and the significance of identity politics for conflict outcomes.

 

Faculty Affiliates

Nils Bormann

Nils Bormann

Witten/Herdecke University
Dorothy Kronick

Dorothy Kronick

University of Pennsylvania
Danny Choi

Danny Choi

University of Pittsburgh

Guy Grossman

Guy Grossman

University of Pennsylvania
Brendan O'Leary

Brendan O'Leary

University of Pennsylvania
Mathias Poertner

Mathias Poertner

Texas A&M University

Daniel Hopkins

Daniel Hopkins

University of Pennsylvania
Yue Hou

Yue Hou

University of Pennsylvania
Eugen Dimant

Eugen Dimant

University of Pennsylvania

Norms; lab experiments

Current Postdoctoral Fellows and Affiliates

Sule Yaylaci

Sule Yaylaci

University of Pennsylvania

Violent conflict; refugee resettlement

 

Graduate Students

Jason Hartwig

Jason Hartwig

University of Pennsylvania

Christopher Blair

Christopher Blair

University of Pennsylvania
Catalina (Mica) Udani

Catalina (Mica) Udani

University of Pennsylvania
Sumitra Badrinathan

Sumitra Badrinathan

University of Pennsylvania

Past Pre-doctoral/Post-doctoral Fellows

(w/ current affiliation)

Guadalupe Tuñón

Guadalupe Tuñón

Princeton University
Danny Choi

Danny Choi

University of Pittsburgh

Mark Toukan

Mark Toukan

RAND Corporation
Mathias Poertner

Mathias Poertner

Texas A&M University

Micha Germann

Micha Germann

University of Bath
Anna Schultz

Anna Schultz

Washington U. St Louis