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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): Comparative Politics; International Relations

Subfield Specialties: Conflict Studies; International Organizations and International Law


Dan Krcmaric is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Northwestern University. He also serves as a faculty affiliate of the Buffett Institute for Global Studies, where he co-directs the War and Society Working Group. His research interests are at the intersection of international relations and comparative politics with a focus on how international actors shape internal conflict. Professor Krcmaric’s current book project explores the relationship between international criminal prosecutions, exiled leaders, and civil war dynamics. The dissertation on which the book is based received the American Political Science Association's 2016 Kenneth Waltz Dissertation Award for the best dissertation in the field of international security. 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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