Peer-Reviewed Articles

2019 (with Clara Neupert-Wentz): “Polygynous Neighbors, Excess Men and Intergroup Conflict in Rural Africa.” Forthcoming in Journal of Conflict Resolution.

2019 (with Alexander De Juan): “The Historical Roots of Cooperative Behavior—Evidence from Eastern Congo.” World Development. 116: 100-112.

2018: “Decay or Resilience? The Long-Term Social Consequences of Conflict-Related Sexual Violence in Sierra Leone.” World Politics. 70 (2): 194-238. Replication Files and Online Appendix.

2017: “A Taste for Rebellion: Which Grievances Make People Support Violence against the State? Survey Evidence from the Niger Delta.” International Interactions. 44 (3): 437-462. Replication Files.

2017. “Sexual Violence in Armed Conflicts: Research Progress and Remaining Gaps.” Third World Quarterly. 38 (9): 1935-1951.

2016: “Does Violence Pay? The Effect of Ethnic Rebellion on Overcoming Political Deprivation.” Conflict Management and Peace Science. 33 (1): 3-24.

2016 (with Jan Pierskalla): “The Effects of Oil Production and Ethnic Representation on Violent Conflict in Nigeria: A Mixed-Method Approach.” Terrorism and Political Violence. 28 (5): 888-911.

2015 (with Matthias Basedau): “When Do Religious Leaders Support Faith-Based Violence? Evidence from a Survey Poll in Juba in South Sudan.” Political Research Quarterly. 68 (4): 760-772.

2014: “Why and How Civil Defense Militias Emerge: The Case of the Arrow Boys in South Sudan.” Studies in Conflict & Terrorism. 37 (12): 1039-1057.

2013 (with Matthias Basedau): “Does Uranium Mining Increase Civil Conflict Risk? Evidence from a Spatiotemporal Analysis of Africa from 1960 to 2008.” Civil Wars. 15 (3): 306-331.


PhD Thesis

2015: “Ethnic Mobilization in Resource-Abundant African States. Quantitative and Qualitative Analyses of the Role of Ethnic Identity and Natural Resources in Armed Intrastate Conflicts.” PhD Thesis, University of Hamburg (317 pages).