Abigail Post

2022-23 Postdoctoral Fellow

Abby Post received her PhD in political science, with a focus on international security and research methodology, from the University of Virginia in 2018. Her research focuses on the dynamics of international bargaining. Her book project, "Principled Positions in International Bargaining", examines the impact of moral rhetoric on dispute negotiations and military escalation during international crises. Although she primarily utilizes statistical analysis in her research, she is experienced in textual analysis, archival research, and case study methodology as well. She also designed and ran laboratory and survey experiments when she was Lab and Project Manager for the University of Virginia's Politics Experimental Lab.
Before joining Dartmouth, Abby was a Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow through RAND Corporation and Assistant Professor of National Security and Political Science at Anderson University. Her dissertation, the basis for the book manuscript, received the 2019 John McCain Dissertation Award. Her research has been published in The Journal of Conflict Resolution and International Interactions.


  • B.A. The College at Brockport, SUNY
  • M.A. University of Virginia
  • Ph.D. University of Virginia