Peer-reviewed Publications

Wartime Sexual Violence, Social Stigmatization and Humanitarian Aid: Survey Evidence from Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. 2022. Journal of Conflict Resolution. Online First (with Summer Lindsey).

Patterns of Conflict-Related Trauma Exposure and their Relation to Psychopathology: A Person-Centered analysis in a Population-Based Sample from Eastern DRC, 2021. Social Science & Medicine - Mental Health 1 (with Lars Dumke, Roos van der Haer, Tobias Hecker).

Survey Participation Effects in Conflict Research, 2021. Journal of Peace Research. 58 (4): 623-639 (with Alexander De Juan).

Polygynous Neighbors, Excess Men and Intergroup Conflict in Rural Africa. 2020. Journal of Conflict Resolution. 64 (2-3): 402-431 (with Clara Neupert-Wentz).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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