Networks, Causal Inference, and Political Violence

Greetings! I am a fifth-year doctoral student at the Network Science Institute at Northeastern University studying complex networks, ethnic conflict, and civil war. I am also a data science instructor at the New College of the Humanities in London and a fellow at the Post-Conflict Research Center in Sarajevo. My three-paper dissertation examines 1) the role of cross-ethnic social networks in promoting wartime rescue and assistance in Bosnia, 2) the impact of road networks on civil war onset in Africa, and 3) the effects of terrorism on immigration attitudes in the U.S.

Photo: Sarajevo at twilight (taken during my fieldwork in 2018-9)

Contact: simonson.m [at] northeastern [dot] edu