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Ph.D. Student
Political Science
Stanford University

I am a third-year Ph.D candidate in the Department of Political Science at Stanford University where I conduct research in the fields of comparative politics and political methodology. My academic research applies rigorous empirical methods to questions of national security interest, particularly those relating to counterinsurgency. The questions that I have pursued as part of my research agenda include: (1) how to account for unattributed political violence in statistical analysis, (2) how civilians respond to selective violence by co-ethnic armed groups, and (3) whether the tactical innovations of population-centric COIN were implemented by battalion commanders in Afghanistan. Most generally, I am interested in how the violence employed by state and insurgent actors shapes civilian loyalties during conflict. I strive to identify research strategies that cut through the causal inference challenges posed by armed conflict.

My research has been supported by the Office of Naval Research (ONR), the Chicago Project on Security and Terrorism (CPOST), and the Institute for Research in the Social Sciences (IRiSS) at Stanford Unviersity and it has appeared in the Journal of Conflict Resolution, Foreign Policy magazine, and The Monkey Cage.

In the following pages you can find more information about my research, download original and compiled data from several conflicts, view my teaching material, and learn more about me.

Vincent Bauer
Ph.D. Student
Department of Political Science
Stanford University
Encina Hall West, Office 313
Stanford, CA 94305-6044