Sarah Zukerman Daly

Sarah Zukerman Daly is an Assistant Professor in Political Science at the University of Notre Dame. Sarah Zukerman Daly was a postdoctoral fellow in the Political Science Department at Stanford University in 2011-12 and a visiting scholar at Columbia University’s Saltzman Institute of War & Peace Studies. Her research interests include civil wars and peace-building, international security, and ethnic politics. Sarah holds a B.A. in International Relations from Stanford University, a M.S. in Development Studies from the London School of Economics, and a Ph.D. in Political Science from MIT. Sarah’s book, "Organized Violence After Civil War: The Geography of Recruitment in Latin America," was published by Cambridge University Press in 2016 in the Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics series. Her book explores the post-war trajectories of rebel and paramilitary organizations. Sarah's other research seeks to explain sub-national variation in insurgency onset, organized crime and state-building in Latin America, power-sharing and its impact on war recurrence, state strategies towards ethnic minorities in the former Soviet Union, and the role of emotions in transitional justice regimes. Her research has been published in the Journal of Peace Research, British Journal of Political Science, Comparative Politics, Conflict, Security & Development, and in several edited volumes. Sarah has conducted field research in Colombia, Ecuador, Chile and Brazil and has spent time at the Council on Foreign Relations, World Bank, Organization of American States, and Peace Research Institute of Oslo. She has also served as a fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University and at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University. Her research has been funded by the Mellon Foundation/American Council of Learned Societies, Social Science Research Council, National Science Foundation, Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, Smith Richardson Foundation, Fulbright Program, United States Institute of Peace, MIT Center for International Studies, and MIT Entrepreneurship Center.