My research focuses on the dynamics of contentious politics. In particular, I study the causes and consequences of violent and nonviolent mobilisation, security force behaviour, civil-military relations, and UN peacekeeping. I take a special interest in teaching empirical conflict studies, causal inference, and machine learning, and am a recipient of the Essex Excellence in Education teaching award. I developed two R packages that I maintain on CRAN.
I hold a PhD from the University of Essex, and a diploma from the Norwegian Research School on Peace and Conflict. I served as a research associate and visiting scholar at Princeton University, the University of Mannheim, and the Peace Research Institute Oslo.
Following my PhD, I was appointed senior research associate at the University of the German Federal Armed Forces Munich, acting as scientific advisor in support of an IBM-led project developing a crisis early warning system for Germany’s Ministry of Defence. After that, I worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Anatomy of Resistance Campaigns project at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).
To get in touch, drop me an email at christoph.dworschak[at]york.ac.uk