Travis Curtice

  • U.S. Foreign Policy and International Security Fellow

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

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Travis Curtice completed his Ph.D. in Political Science from Emory University in August 2020, receiving the 2019-2020 Pursuit of Excellence in Political Science Award. His research examines the use of police to repress citizens in authoritarian regimes and unconsolidated democracies and the effects of repression on the provision of law and order. Broadly, his research is motivated by questions on political violence, identity, conflict, crime, and order. His current book project explores the politics of policing and repression in multi-ethnic societies.  Outside of Dartmouth, Travis is a member of the Folke Bernadotte Academy and has presented his work at the Empirical Studies of Conflict and various policy workshops. His work has appeared in The Journal of Conflict Resolution, Conflict Management and Peace Science, The Journal of Global Security Studies, Political Violence at a Glance, and The Washington Post. His research has received funding from the Folke Bernadotte Academy, the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), the U.S. Institute of Peace, the Carter Center, the Institute for Developing Nations, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation PhD Interventions Project.

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  • B.A. Missouri Southern State University
  • M.A. University of Arkansas
  • Ph.D. Emory University

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