Erik Lin-Greenberg

  • Karen TU'89 and Joseph Niehaus '85 Postdoctoral Fellow

  • 2022-23 Postdoctoral Fellow

Erik Lin-Greenberg is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he is a member of the MIT Security Studies Program. His research and teaching examine how emerging military technology affects conflict dynamics and the use of force. Erik's work has appeared or is forthcoming in academic and policy outlets including International Studies QuarterlyJournal of Conflict ResolutionJournal of Peace ResearchSecurity StudiesForeign AffairsForeign Policy, and The Washington Post. He completed his PhD at Columbia University and an MS and BS at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and previously held fellowships at Stanford University and the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to graduate school, Erik was an active duty officer in the United States Air Force and continues to serve in the Air Force Reserve.
During my year at the Dickey Center, I hope to finalize my book project and make headway on my second major project. In the second project, I examine how the proliferation of technologies that erode a state's monopoly on sensitive foreign policy information—including commercial imagery satellites, geolocation software, and social media—affect international security.


  • B.S.Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • M.S. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Ph.D. Columbia University