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Hello! I am a PhD Candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of Rochester. I’m interested in conflict and political violence. In particular, my research focuses on recruitment for armed groups (notably, the Islamic State) and the use of indiscriminate violence against civilians during civil war.  My dissertation, Essays on Islamic State Foreign Fighters,  attempts to understand the individual motivations of transnational militants and the broader socio-economic and political trends that contribute towards foreign fighting. Please feel free to take a look around, download a copy of my CV, and peruse my research. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me at andreamichellemorris at gmail.com.