doctoral researcherat the International Relations/Political Science department of the Graduate Institute Geneva until September 2022,
Occupied Palestinian Territorieswhere I interviewed political activists and other victims of repression,
German Democratic Republic.To construct a database on defection in East Germany during the Cold War, I conducted archival research at the Stasi Archives in Berlin.
defection.Generally the behavior of an ingroup member is perceived as disloyal when it benefits an outgroup at the expense of the ingroup. Political authorities often treat spying for their rivals and affiliation with violent insurgent groups as defection. But in many conflict settings, loyalty expectation encompass a
broader range of behavior.Individuals may be labeled as defectors for their political activism, religious activities, ethnic identity, dual citizenship and other criteria that lend credence to claims of
We develop a computational model to explore conditions under which the labeling of disloyalty increases conformity or generates cascades of defection.
Guidance for the development and presentation of evidence-driven computational models.
As cities emerge as the dominant sites for civil conflict, international organisations and governments are faced with situations that differ markedly from rural locales.