Project Leaders

dara_cohen AT hks.harvard DOT edu

Dara Kay Cohen is Professor of Public Policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Her first book Rape During Civil War (Cornell, 2016) examines the variation in the use of wartime rape during recent civil conflicts; the research for the book draws on fieldwork in Sierra Leone, East Timor and El Salvador, where she interviewed more than 200 ex-combatants and noncombatants. Her research has appeared or is forthcoming in journals such as the American Political Science ReviewWorld Politics, International Organization, Journal of Conflict ResolutionJournal of Peace Research and International Security. Cohen received her Ph.D. in political science from Stanford University.

ragnhild AT prio DOT no

Ragnhild Nordås is Senior Researcher at PRIO and an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Michigan. Her central research focus is on dynamics of political violence, identity politics, demography and religion in war, and gender and international relations. She combines cross-national comparative approaches with more in-depth studies of particular cases and countries. Her research has appeared in the American Journal of Political SciencePolitical GeographyJournal of Conflict ResolutionJournal of Peace Research, and International Studies Quarterly. Nordås received her Ph.D. in political science from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

rn538 AT georgetown DOT edu

Robert Ulrich Nagel is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security. His research explores the conflict dynamics that contribute to and result from sexual violence, their consequences for international security, conflict resolution, and post-conflict stability. His research using the SVAC dataset has been awarded the Cedric Smith Prize by the Conflict Research Society and the Dina Zinnes Award of the International Studies Association. His articles are published in International Studies Quarterly, the Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Peace Research, and Security Studies. In addition to his research and teaching, he is the journal manager for International Peacekeeping.