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Sara Polo
Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor of Political Science
 
e-mail:Sara.Polo@rice.edu
 
Primary Department
   Department of Political Science
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Department Affiliations
 
  • Department of Political Science
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    Research Areas
     terrorism (causes, diffusion, and targets); civil war dynamics; spatial analysis of conflict; peacekeeping
     
    Selected Publications
     Refereed articles
     

    Sara Polo "The Quality of Terrorist Violence: Explaining the Logic of Terrorist Target Choice." Submitted

     
     

    Sara Polo and Belen Gonzalez "Provocation, Mobilization, and the Logic of Terrorism in Civil War." Submitted

     
    Presentations
     Conference Paper
     

    Author and Presenter.  "Continuation of War by Other Means: The Strategic Logic of Terrorism in Civil Wars." Midwest Political Science Association Conference, Chicago. (04/07/2017) With Belen Gonzalez, University of Mannheim

     
     

    Author.  "Does the Decline of War Mask a Transformation of Political Violence? Evidence from Terrorism.." International Studies Association, Baltimore. (02/22/2017) With Kristian Skrede Gleditsch (University of Essex) and Andrea Ruggeri (University of Oxford)

     
     

    Author and Presenter.  "Refugees and Terrorism: New Data and Analyses." European Political Science Association Conference, Milan, Italy. (06/23/2017) With Julian Wucherpfennig, Hertie School of Governance (Berlin)

     
     

    Author and Presenter.  "Refugees and Terrorism: New Data and Analyses." Network of European Peace Scientists, Antwerp (Belgium). (06/28/2017) With Julian Wucherpfennig, Hertie School of Governance (Berlin)

     
     Invited Papers
     

    Author and Presenter.  "Continuation of War by Other Means: The Strategic Logic of Terrorism in Armed Conflicts." Texas Triangle, University of Texas, Dallas. (01/29/2017) With Belen Gonzalez, University of Mannheim

     
     

    Author and Presenter.  "Refugees and Terrorism: New Data and Analyses." Peace Science Society , Arizona State University. (11/04/2017) With Julian Wucherpfennig, Hertie School of Governance (Berlin)

     
     Invited Talks
     

    Author and Presenter.  "Refugees and Terrorism: New Data and Analyses." University of Essex. Workshop on Political Dissent: Causes, Tactics, and Outcomes, University of Essex, UK. (12/07/2017) With Julian Wucherpfennig, Hertie School of Governance (Berlin)