Daniel Arnon

Assistant Professor

Social Sciences 304

Daniel Arnon is an Assistant Professor in the School of Government and Public Policy at the University of Arizona and is a principal researcher for the Political Terror Scale, an index of state violations of physical integrity rights. He received his PhD in 2021 from Emory University. 

Dr. Arnon’s research focuses on conflict processes between individuals and the state, including individual violence against the state, namely terrorism and insurgency, and state violence against individuals, namely human rights violations and repression.  His recent research focuses on the sources of lone actor political violence and its political consequences, the politicization of and biases in measuring human rights violations, how identity politics shapes tolerance for repression, and the dynamics of social cohesion and state repression, particularly in the context of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. His work has appeared in the British Journal of Political Science, International Security, the Journal of Conflict Resolution, the Journal of Human Rights, and Conflict Management and Peace Science. In addition to his PhD from Emory University, Dr. Arnon also holds a M.Sc. (2015) from the London School of Economics, and a B.A. from the University of North Carolina Asheville. 

Outside the classroom and the office Dr. Arnon enjoys outdoor activities including rock climbing, biking, running, swimming, and snowboarding.