Emma Boyle, Ph.D.
Emma is Visiting Assistant Professor. Her research interests include the geography of violence in civil war, peace and conflict in Africa, the resource curse, and terrorism and counter-terrorism. She is the co-editor of Globalizing Somalia: Multilateral, International, and Transnational Repercussions of Conflict (Bloomsbury Academic Press, 2013) and has previously published in Terrorism and Political Violence and Security Studies.
Areas of Expertise
Peace and conflict in Africa
Gender-based violence in civil war
Geography of violence in civil war
Terrorism and Counter-terrorism
Ph.D., Political Science and African Studies, The Pennsylvania State University, 2016.
M.Sc., African Studies, Oxford University, 2008.
M.A., International Relations, University of St. Andrews, 2005.
Her dissertation topic was “Explaining Violence in African Civil Wars: Sierra Leone and Liberia in Comparative Perspective.”
POL 151: Principles of American Government
POL 171: Political Analysis
POL 221: Politics of the Developing World
POL 240: International Relations
POL 341: Globalization
POL 480 and 481: Senior Thesis