Wadi Rum, Jordan. Photo by Katie Lettie


Vincent Bauer bio photo

Ph.D. Candidate
Political Science
Stanford University

I am a 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. I am passionate about developing evidence-based solutions to internal conflict and political violence. My research agenda applies rigorous empirical methods from causal inference and machine learning to conflict in the Middle East, South Asia, and West Africa. My dissertation explores the organizational challenges faced by the US Army in implementing population-centric strategies during peacebuilding missions. I hold a BA in Political Science from the University of Chicago and speak Arabic.

I am a Junior Scholar with the International Policy Scholars Consortium and Network, a Junior Fellow with the Canadian Network for Research on Terrorism, Security, and Society, and a Graduate Fellow at the Stanford Center on International Conflict and Negotiation. Prior to graduate school, I was a Research Associate at the Chicago Project on Security and Terrorism. My research has appeared in the Journal of Conflict Resolution, Foreign Policy, and The Monkey Cage.

I am currently a visiting scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for the 2018-2019 academic year.

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.

I am always excited to collaborate with practitioners and policy makers. If you have any projects related to fragility, conflict, and/or international security, please contact me.

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