With a focus on international security, Condra studies the politics of violence in conflict-ridden, emerging democracies. Relying on interviews, surveys, and experiments in the field, he collects large micro-level data in order to study the effects of insurgency on democratization.
Teaching and Research Areas
Condra’s research focuses on three key areas:
- International security
- Political violence
- Research methods
Select Publications and Funded Research
- "The Logic of Insurgent Electoral Violence" (with James D. Long, Andrew C. Shaver, and Austin L. Wright). American Economic Review, 108 (11), 3199-3231, 2018.
- Condra, Luke N., Mohammad Isaqzadeh, and Sera Linardi. 2017. "Clerics and Scriptures: Experimentally Disentangling the Influence of Religious in Afghanistan." British Journal of Political Science, 2017, pp. 1-19.
- "Who Takes the Blame? The Strategic Effects of Collateral Damage" (with Jacob N. Shapiro). American Journal of Political Science 56, no. 1 (January 2012): 167-87.
Awards and Honors
- Co-winner of the 2016 Kellogg/Notre Dame Award for best paper in comparative politics presented at the Midwest Political Science Association’s Annual Conference (“Clerics and Scriptures: Experimentally Disentangling the Influence of Religious in Afghanistan”).
OTHER FACULTY OR ACADEMIC POSITIONS
- Public and International Affairs Program Director, GSPIA, University of Pittsburgh