Alex Braithwaite

About Alex Braithwaite

Alex Braithwaite's research and teaching focus upon the causes and contagion of violent and nonviolent conflict, including terrorism, protests, riots, civil war, and international wars. His research demonstrates that incidents of violent political conflict cluster in space and time, that openings in political opportunity structures encourage the contagion of violence between groups and across national borders, and that terrorist groups commonly exploit so-called spoiler opportunities in an attempt to derail plans for peace.

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Alex Braithwaite
Professor & Associate Director
Office: Social Sciences 314B
Office Hours: By appointment


2006: PhD in Political Science, Pennsylvania State University

2002: MA in Political Science, Pennsylvania State University

1999: BA in War Studies & History, King's College London