Michael Weintraub

Assistant Professor
Department of Political Science
Binghamton University (SUNY)

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Welcome! 

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Binghamton University (SUNY). I received my Ph.D. in Government from Georgetown University in May 2014. I have been a Predoctoral Fellow at Yale University‚Äôs Program on Order, Conflict, and Violence (2013-2014) and a Jennings Randolph Peace Scholar at the United States Institute of Peace (2012-2013). My CV can be found here.

My interests lie at the intersection of comparative politics and international security, with a focus on armed group behavior in civil war, electoral mechanisms in divided societies, ethnicity and patronage politics, and research methods. I have regional interests in Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa. My dissertation studied the dynamics of multiparty insurgencies, drawing on ten months of fieldwork conducted in Colombia.

I have articles published or forthcoming in the Journal of Conflict Resolution, Conflict Management and Peace Science, Terrorism and Political Violence, Research & Politics, Journal of Theoretical Politics, and Critical Review. For more information on these and other papers, please see my Research page.

Born and raised in the great state of New Jersey, I enjoy short fiction, antique maps and records, and playing jazz piano.


Michael Weintraub
Assistant Professor
Department of Political Science
Binghamton University (SUNY)
Office location: LN-G69

tel: 973.568.1627
email: mweintra@binghamton.edu
url: http://www.miweintraub.com
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