Peter Schram

Assistant Professor of Political Science, Vanderbilt University

Peter Schram was an ESOC Research Specialist from 2010-2011. Following ESOC, Peter began a PhD program in Political Economy at Stanford University Graduate School of Business. Since Fall 2017, Peter has been an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Vanderbilt University. His research uses empirical and microeconomic methods to study counterinsurgency, economic development, and grey zone conflict. His research is structured around three central questions: Why do individuals support militant groups? How do insurgent groups organize and operate? And how do features of the global community and technology influence the characteristics of conflict? Before starting at Vanderbilt, Peter is working as a research specialist for UCSD’s Cross Domain Deterrence project, where he is adapting existing and developing new game theory models of deterrence and grey zone conflict.