Peer-Reviewed Articles

2019 (with Clara Neupert-Wentz): “Polygynous Neighbors, Excess Men and Intergroup Conflict in Rural Africa.” Journal of Conflict Resolution. Online First. Replication Files and Online Appendix. Open Access creative commons license

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

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).