I am a Visiting Scholar at the Orfalea Center Global Security Research Hub at the University of California, Santa Barbara. I received my Ph.D. in Political Science from Yale University, specializing in International Relations.
My research focuses on the how states and international organizations peace-build after intrastate conflicts, particularly in Mali, where I've conducted fieldwork. I've written on how democracies conduct foreign policy, specifically as relating to international intervention. I am also interested in the mechanics of causal inference and research design, particularly nonparametric methods for inference. My other interests include international development, countering violent extremism, dynamics of conflict, African politics, and IR theory.
My work has been published in the Journal of Politics and International Security. My research has been funded by Innovation for Poverty Action's Peace and Recovery Program, the Folke Bernadotte Academy, the MacMillan Center for International Studies, the Institution for Social and Policy Studies (ISPS), the Woodrow Wilson Center, the Leitner Program in International and Comparative Political Economy, the American Political Science Association, and the International Studies Association.
wnomikos (at) ucsb.edu
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