Welcome to my website.

My name is Gary Uzonyi, and I earned my PhD from the University of Michigan’s Department of Political Science.  Currently, I am an Associate Professor in the University of Tennessee Department of Political Science. I am also a Global Security Fellow at the Howard H. Baker, Jr. Center for Public Policy. My research considers how uncertainty influences domestic and international political violence. It also focuses on how the international community responds to this violence. Currently, I am working on projects concerning how uncertainty influences governments' use of atrocity and international intervention into such abuse. 

Curriculum Vitae

If you have any questions or comments please feel free to contact me: guzonyi@utk.edu


Current Courses
Bargaining and Diplomacy during War

Additional Courses
Civil War

Comparative Genocide  

Human Rights

International Law and Organization

Introduction to International Relations

Thesis Writing


Georgetown University Press (2020)

Peer Reviewed Articles
An Informational Theory of Genocide and Politicide during Civil War Comparative Political Studies (forthcoming)

State Failure, Genocide and Politicide Reconsidered
British Journal of Politics and International Relations (forthcoming)
Replication Materials              Online Appendix

Genocide, Politicide, and the Prospects of Democratization since 1900 (with Nam Kyu Kim, Nakissa Jahanbani, and Victor Asal)
Journal of Conflict Resolution 65(9): 1521-1550 (2021)

International Studies Quarterly 64(4): 857-866 (2020)

International Interactions 46(5): 805-831 (2020)

Political Research Quarterly 73(2): 352-365 (2020)

Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict 13(2): 125-142 (2020)
Replication Materials         

Studies in Conflict and Terrorism 43(5):396-413 (2020)

Journal of Peace Research 55(4): 476-490 (2018)

International Interactions 44(6): 1040-1064 (2018)

Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict 11(3): 160-170 (2018)

International Studies Quarterly 61(3): 677-689 (2017)

Studies in Conflict & Terrorism 40(11): 934-965 (2017)

International Interactions 43(2): 272-299 (2017)

Conflict Management and Peace Science 33(3): 294-310 (2016)

Conflict Management and Peace Science 31(3): 225-243 (2014) 
Replication Materials

Domestic Institutions and Credible Signals (with Mark Souva and Sona Golder)
International Studies Quarterly 56(4): 765-776 (2012)

Other Publications
History: Review of New Books 46(2): 54-55

Genocide, Politicide, and Mass Atrocities Against Civilian Populations.
Oxford Bibliographies in International Relations (2016)