Doctoral Student Profile


Damir Kovacevic

Comparative Politics, International Relations

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Curriculum Vitae


Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science, Northern Illinois University, expected Spring 2018 
Dissertation:  Escalation and Radicalization: Micro-Comparative Study of Genocide
Committee:  Dr. Ches Thurber (chair), Dr. Michael Clark, Dr. Scot Schraufnagel
First field:  Comparataive Politics; Second field:  International Relations

M.A., Political Science, Northern Illinois University, 2014 
Thesis: "Can We Make This Work? Comparative Analysis of Reintegration in Post-Partitioned States"

B.A., Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, 2012 

Research Interests:

Comparative genocide studies, ethnic conflict, nationalism, chemical weapons and constructivism, qualitative methods and process tracing, and the former Yugoslavia/Bosnia-Herzegovina

Teaching Interests

Political Islam, Political Violence, Genocide, Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict, Introduction to Comparative Politics, and Introduction to International Relations Theory

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