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Daniel Krcmaric

Assistant Professor

B.S., University of Notre Dame; Ph.D., Duke University
Curriculum Vitae


Research Interest(s): Conflict and violence; civil war; international criminal justice; human rights

Program Area(s): International Relations; Comparative Politics

Subfield Specialties: Conflict Studies; International Organizations and International Law


Dan Krcmaric is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Northwestern University. His research interests include international security, international justice and mass atrocities, and political leaders. Krcmaric's book project, The Justice Dilemma (under contract with Cornell University Press), explores the relationship between human rights prosecutions, exiled leaders, and political violence. You can see his published research in the American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, International Studies Quarterly, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Peace Research, and Security Studies. For more information about Dan, please see his personal website.

Select Publications

  • "Should I Stay or Should I Go? Leaders, Exile, and the Dilemmas of International Justice." 2018. American Journal of Political Science 62 (2): 486-498.
  • "Varieties of Civil War and Mass Killing: Reassessing the Relationship between Guerrilla Warfare and Civilian Victimization." 2018. Journal of Peace Research 55 (1): 18-31.
  • "Dictators in Exile: Explaining the Destinations of Ex-Rulers." 2017. Journal of Politics 79 (2): 560-575 (with Abel Escriba-Folch).
  • "Who Democratizes? Western-Educated Leaders and Regime Transitions." 2017. Journal of Conflict Resolution 61 (3): 671-701 (with Thomas Gift).
  • "Refugee Flows, Ethnic Power Relations, and the Spread of Conflict." 2014. Security Studies  23 (1): 182-216.
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