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PDF version of CV:   Elisabeth Jean Wood CV may 31 2017  

CURRENT POSITIONS

  • Professor, Department of Political Science, Yale University, 2004 –
  • Professor of International and Area Studies, Yale University, 2007 –
  • Member of the External Faculty, Santa Fe Institute, 2010 –

PREVIOUS POSITIONS

  • Professor, Santa Fe Institute, 2002 – 2010
  • Associate Professor, Department of Politics, New York University, 2001- 2004
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Politics, New York University, 1995-2001

EDUCATION

  • PhD in Political Science, Stanford University, 1995
  • MA in Latin American Studies, University of California, Berkeley, 1988
  • MA in Physics, University of California, Berkeley, 1984
  • BA in Philosophy and Mathematics, University of Oxford, 1981
  • BA in Physics, Cornell University, 1979

FIELDS OF INTEREST

  • Comparative Politics: political violence, especially wartime sexual violence; emergence and resolution of civil wars; collective action and social movements; transitions to democracy; distributive politics, especially agrarian; the politics of Latin America and Africa
  • Political Economy: civil wars; development; economic growth and distribution

FELLOWSHIPS, HONORS, and AWARDS

  • Whitney Humanities Center Fellow, 2015-2016
  • Graduate Mentor Award for the Social Sciences, Yale University, 2013
  • Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2010 –
  • Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation grant. Project: Sexual Violence During War: Understanding Variation, 2007 – 2009
  • United States Institute of Peace research grant. Project: Sexual Violence During War: Understanding Variation, 2007
  • Luebbert Award for the Best Book in Comparative Politics (awarded by the Comparative Politics Section of the American Political Science Association, 2005) for Insurgent Collective Action and Civil War in El Salvador (Cambridge University Press 2003).
  • Honorable Mention, award for the Best Book in Comparative-historical Sociology (awarded by the Comparative-Historical Section of the American Sociological Association, 2005) for Insurgent Collective Action and Civil War in El Salvador (Cambridge University Press 2003).
  • Faculty Fellow, International Center for Advanced Studies, New York University. Spring 2002.
  • Member, Society for Comparative Research. 2001-
  • Principal Investigator, United States Institute of Peace. Project: Ending Civil Wars — The Structural Bases for Durable Settlements, 2001-2003
  • Member, Laboratory in Comparative Ethnic Processes, research group on ethnic violence. 2001 –
  • Harvard Academy Scholar, Harvard University, 1994-1995 and 1996-1997
  • Peace Scholar, United States Institute of Peace, 1993-1994
  • Dissertation Research Fellowship, MacArthur Fellowship Program, Stanford Center for International Security and Arms Control, 1992-1993
  • Dissertation Fellowship, Institute for the Study of World Politics, 1992
  • Research Fellowship, MacArthur Fellowship Program, Stanford Center for International Security and Arms Control, Summer 1991
  • Graduate Fellowship, Stanford Humanities Center, 1990-1991
  • Graduate Fellowship, Stanford Center on Conflict and Negotiation, Winter 1990
  • Graduate Fellowship, Stanford University, 1988-1992
  • Marshall Scholar, University of Oxford, United Kingdom, 1979-1981
  • Danforth Graduate Fellowship, 1979-1984

TEACHING AWARDS

  • Graduate Mentor Award for the Social Sciences, Yale University, 2013
  • Chicano Studies Program, Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor, University of California, Berkeley, 1988-1989 (for teaching 1987-1988)
  • Physics Department, Faculty Associate Award (for outstanding teaching), University of California, Berkeley, May 1984