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 a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Duke University Department of Political Science. My research considers how uncertainty influences political violence at both the domestic and international levels. Currently, I am working on projects concerning how uncertainty influences governments' use of atrocity. 

Curriculum Vitae

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


Current Courses

Additional Courses
Civil War

Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution 

Defense and Disarmament Introduction to International Relations 

International Law and Organization

Introduction to Global Studies 

War and Peace in the Sovereign State System 


Domestic Institutions, Leader Tenure, and the Duration of Civil War  (with Matt Wells)
Conflict Management and Peace Science (forthcoming)

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)

Invitations to Revise and Resubmit
Civil War Mediation (with Michelle Benson and Paul Poast)
(R&R at Conflict Management and Peace Science)

Support for Genocide
(R&R at Cooperation and Conflict)

Mass Atrocities against Civilian Populations
(R&R at Oxford Bibliographies in International Relations)

Papers under Review
Genocide, Politicide, and Post-Conflict Justice (with Nam Kyu Kim)

Rivalry and Atrocities

Threat and Military Spending (with Kharis Templeman and Thomas Flores)

Working Papers
Post-Conflict Media Freedom (with Jenifer Whitten-Woodring)

The Resource Curse and Mass Killing in the Middle East (with Trevor Johnston)

The Use of Child Soldiers (with Allan Stam)