Patrick M. Kuhn

Patrick Kuhn is an Assistant Professor of Comparative Politics in the School of Government and International Affairs at Durham University (UK). Previously, he was a part-time lecturer at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of International and Public Affairs (2013-2014) and a postdoctoral research associate with ESOC (2013-2014). He defended his Ph.D at the University of Rochester in 2013 and was a senior research associate with ESOC in 2012-2013. During his doctoral studies at Rochester he specialized in comparative political economy, with a special interest in the political economy of development and conflict. Patrick’s dissertation research is on causes and dynamics of electoral violence, including the determinants of perpetrators and targets of campaign violence and the role of information and uncertainty with regard to post-electoral protests. In 2010, he conducted field research on this topic in Senegal.