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David A. Dow

Postdoctoral AssociateDevLab@DukeDept of Political ScienceDuke University

Welcome! I am a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the DevLab and Department of Political Science at Duke University.

My research examines questions of political violence, state-building, and governance at the intersection of comparative politics and international relations. My first book project focuses on how post-conflict countries manage the reconstruction process to simultaneously consolidate political support and minimize threats from new insurgencies. I am working on a series of additional papers that focus on three main themes: 1) policing in the developing world; 2) the connections between electoral politics, conflict, and local development outcomes; and 3) the factors shaping the reintegration of deportees in Guatemala.

I received my PhD in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley in 2018. I am originally from Albuquerque, NM where I attended the University of New Mexico and received a B.A. in Economics and Political Science.