Thomas Zeitzoff is an assistant professor in the School of Public Affairs at American University. He received his Ph.D. in Politics from New York University in 2013, and was previously a postdoctoral fellow at Princeton University. His research examines why individuals participate in political violence, why groups fight, and the political and psychological effects of exposure to violence. As part of his research, he has conducted fieldwork and survey research in Israel, Mexico, Georgia, and Turkey. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Electoral Studies, Conflict Management and Peace Science, Journal of Peace Research, Political Behavior, Journal of Conflict Resolution, and the American Political Science Review.
Posts by Thomas Zeitzoff
- Protecting Citizens or Punishing Criminals? Staying Vigilant in Mexico’s Drug War, March 20, 2019 (with Omar García-Ponce and Lauren Young).
- What Violent Rhetoric Does and Does Not Do, August 17, 2018.
- Political Entrepreneurs and the Marketplace of Ideas, March 23, 2017.
- Beyond Narcissism: What Political Psychology Tells Us About Foreign Policy Under Trump, February 13, 2017.
- Why the Method Matters, May 26, 2016.
- After the Violence: Three Things We Know About the Effects of War Trauma and What We Can Do About It, February 1, 2016.
- Divide and Conquer – The Long-Term Political Effects of Terrorism, November 23, 2015.
- Calculated or Emotional? How Insurgents Are Both Rational and Ideological, October 9, 2015.