Peer-reviewed Publications

2024 (with Summer Lindsey). Legacies of Wartime Sexual Violence: Survivors, Psychological Harms, and Mobilization. American Political Science Review. Online First.

2024 (with Richard Traunmüller). The Gendered Costs of Stigma: How Conflict-Related Sexual Violence Affects Civic Engagement among Women and Men. American Journal of Political Science. Online First. 

2023 (with Clara Neupert-Wentz). Theory as Guide to the Analysis of Polygyny and Conflict. A Response to Ash (2022). Research & Politics 10 (2): 1-4.

2023 (with Alexander De Juan, Felix Haass, Sascha Riaz, Thomas Tichelbäcker). War and Nationalism: How WW1 Battle Deaths Fueled Civilians’ Support for the Nazi Party. American Political Science Review 118 (1): 144-162.

2022 (with Alexander De Juan, Miquel Pellicer, and Eva Wegner). Can reconstruction programmes improve political perceptions in conflict contexts? Evidence from eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. South African Journal of Economics 90: 427-455.

2022 (with Summer Lindsey). Wartime Sexual Violence, Social Stigmatization and Humanitarian Aid: Survey Evidence from Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Journal of Conflict Resolution 66 (6): 1037-1065.

2021 (with Lars Dumke, Roos van der Haer, and Tobias Hecker). Patterns of Conflict-Related Trauma Exposure and their Relation to Psychopathology: A Person-Centered analysis in a Population-Based Sample from Eastern DRC. Social Science & Medicine - Mental Health 1: 1-8.

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

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

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. 

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. 

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.