Welcome! I am a political scientist who is currently working to expand access to the ballot box, eliminate voter suppression, and elect Democrats. Broadly, I am interested in electoral psychology and voter behavior.

I come from an academic background and received a PhD in Political Science from the University of Rochester in 2019. In graduate school, I studied conflict and political violence. In particular, my research focused on recruitment for rebel groups and the use of indiscriminate violence against civilians during civil war.  My dissertation, Essays on Islamic State Foreign Fighters, examined the individual motivations of transnational militants and the broader socio-economic and political trends that contribute towards foreign fighting.

Other projects I’ve worked on include spatial analysis of conflict in Darfur, as well as using machine learning to forecast political violence and predict withdrawal from peace agreements. 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.