- Ph.D. Politics, New York University, 2013.
M.A. Politics, New York University, 2010.
M.A. Political Economy, Washington University in St. Louis, 2008.
B.A. Economics, Washington University in St. Louis, 2007.
Thomas Zeitzoff (NYU PhD, 2013) is an associate professor in the School
of Public Affairs at American University. He was previously a postdoctoral fellow at Princeton University. His research focuses on political violence and political psychology. He is particularly interested in the effects of social media and exposure to violence on political attitudes, why individuals fight, and how leaders mobilize supporters for conflict or peace. His uses survey and experimental methods drawn from social psychology and behavioral economics, along with large-N analysis. As part of his research he has conducted fieldwork and survey research in Israel, Mexico, Georgia, Ukraine, and Turkey. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Electoral Studies, Conflict Management and Peace Science, British Journal of Political Science, Journal of Peace Research, Political Behavior, Political Psychology, Journal of Conflict Resolution, American Journal of Political Science, International Organization, and the American Political Science Review. He is currently working on a book on why politicians in the U.S. and Ukraine use violent rhetoric. You can find him on Twitter @zeitzoff and his website.
Area of Expertise
political violence, exposure to violenc, pschological effects of violence
Thomas Zeitzoff's research examines political violence, exposure to violence, and psychological effects of violence. His work has been funded by the National Science Foundation, and has appeared in Electoral Studies, Conflict Management and Peace Science, Journal of Conflict Resolution, and the American Political Science Review. Zeitzoff can discuss civil wars, terrorism, protests, and riots, particularly in the Middle East.