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. He 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. You can find him on Twitter @zeitzoff.
Posts by Thomas Zeitzoff
- Dispatch from Kyiv: Who Runs the Political Game? February 4, 2020.
- 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.
- Tweets of Contention: How Social Media Is Changing Political Conflict, August 20, 2017.
- 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.