Brandon Bolte, Ph.D.

Office and Contact Information

224 Pond Laboratory

Department of Political Science

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Email: blb72@psu.edu

About

I am currently a Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow at Penn State University. I received my Ph.D. in Political Science at Penn State in the summer of 2022. My research focuses on the interactions between armed organizations during civil war, the formal and informal cooperative institutions that guide them, and the political dynamics of transitioning from civil war to durable peace. I also study terrorism, international conflict, and political violence more broadly. I have a breadth of methodological interests, including network analysis, split-population survival models, and spatial statistics. My work has been published in the Journal of Conflict Resolution, The R Journal, and International Studies Quarterly, with the latter article receiving the College of the Liberal Arts Lombra Outstanding Graduate Research Award at Penn State.

Prior to my graduate studies, I attended Truman State University where I graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BA in Political Science and minors in International Studies and Spanish. I received my MA in Political Science at Penn State in 2018 with specializations in International Relations and Political Methodology.

My pronouns are he/his/him. For more information about my research, please visit my Research page or view my current CV.