Postdoctoral Fellow at the Buffett Institute for Global Studies
Research Interest(s): Ethnicity and Politics; Middle Eastern Politics
Program Area(s): Comparative Politics; International Relations
Regional Specialization(s): Africa; Middle East
Subfield Specialties: Comparative Historical Analysis; Conflict StudiesMorgan Kaplan is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Buffett Institute for Global Studies where his primary research examines the international politics of rebellion with a focus on how insurgent groups use diplomacy to solicit third-party support. His research also examines intra-insurgent politics, international security, and state formation. The empirical focus of his work is on the Middle East, with a specialization in Kurdish and Palestinian politics. Kaplan has conducted field work in Iraqi Kurdistan, Israel-Palestine, Jordan, and the United Kingdom. Kaplan received his MA and PhD in political science at the University of Chicago.