Michael Weintraub

Michael Weintraub

International Relations and Comparative Politics

Assistant Professor of Political Science
Ph.D., Georgetown University
Department of Political Science
Binghamton University (SUNY)
Binghamton, NY 13902-6000, USA
Voice: (607) 777-6647
Fax: (607) 777-2675
Email: mweintra@binghamton.edu
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Professor Weintraub's research lies at the intersection of international relations and comparative politics, with a focus on armed group behavior in civil war, electoral mechanisms in divided societies, and ethnicity and patronage politics. He has articles published or forthcoming in Conflict Management and Peace Science, Terrorism and Political Violence, the Journal of Theoretical Politics, and Critical Review. Some of his current projects study the role of ideology in shaping the tactical decisions of insurgents and the effect of armed group competition and cooperation on violence in multiparty civil wars. Prior to joining the faculty at Binghamton University, he was a Predoctoral Fellow at Yale University's Program on Order, Conflict, and Violence and a Jennings Randolph Peace Scholar at the United States Institute of Peace. He received his B.A. from Vassar College and his Ph.D. from Georgetown University.

Professor Weintraub joined the Binghamton faculty in 2014. He teaches classes on civil war, armed group behavior, and the role of ethnicity in politics.

Last Updated: 6/30/16