Jessica Maves Braithwaite

About Jessica Maves Braithwaite

Jessica Braithwaite's research addresses how repressive activities and institutional characteristics of governments influence (and are influenced by) violent and nonviolent strategies of domestic opposition groups. She also examines the origins of rebellion as a co-creator of the Foundations of Rebel Group Emergence (FORGE) dataset. Her work has been published or is forthcoming at Journal of Politics, International Studies Quarterly, Journal of Peace Research, Research and Politics, and Conflict Management and Peace Science.

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Contact Information

Jessica Maves Braithwaite
Assistant Professor of International Relations
Office: Social Science 343
Office Hours: by appointment


  • PhD (2013), Pennsylvania State University
  • MA (2010), Pennsylvania State University
  • BA (2008), Iowa State University

Courses Taught

PhD courses:

  • POL 664: The Scientific Study of Civil Wars
  • POL 667: The Scientific Study of Human Rights and Repression

MA courses (International Security Studies online degree program):

  • POL 530A: Dynamics of Civil Wars
  • POL 544A: International Relations of Sub-Saharan Africa

Undergraduate courses:

  • POL 415: The Scientific Study of Civil Wars
  • POL 297A/397A: United Nations Workshop (for Model UN club members)