Welcome! I am a PhD candidate at the University of Georgia. My research concerns primarily civil (i.e., intrastate) conflict, but also investigates international (i.e., interstate) conflict and its connections to civil conflict. In my dissertation, I am especially concerned with two broad questions. First, in domestic conflicts, how do the issues under dispute affect the conflict processes that we observe? (How do varying issues that rebels are fighting for affect how civil wars are fought, what they look like, how they end, etc.?) Second, how do rebel groups’ characteristics affect their interaction with each other? (What leads to rebel group cooperation vs. conflict?)
My published work appears or is forthcoming in Political Research Quarterly, Political Science Research and Methods, Research & Politics, and Journal of Global Security Studies. Links to these publications, as well as their replication and supplemental materials, are on my Research page. This page also contains more details about my research topics.
I have taught two courses in the International Affairs department here at UGA: Introduction to International Relations and International Conflict. More information on these and other courses within my teaching interests can be found on my Teaching page.
If you have comments or feedback about my research or teaching — or wish to get in touch with me — please feel free to contact me at joshua[dot]jackson25[at]uga[dot]edu.