Sarah E. Parkinson

Sarah E. Parkinson is the Aronson Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Studies at Johns Hopkins University. Grounded by social network theory and ethnographic methodologies, her research examines organizational behavior and social change in war- and disaster-affected settings, with a focus on the Middle East and North Africa. Parkinson has conducted extensive fieldwork in Lebanon and Iraq. She has published research on militant organizations’ decision-making and internal dynamics, political violence, forced migration, ethics, and research methods. Her scholarship can be found in the American Political Science Review, Perspectives on Politics, the European Journal of International Relations, Social Science and Medicine, Comparative Politics, Middle East Report, and PS: Political Science and Politics in addition to outlets such as Foreign Policy and the Washington Post’s Monkey Cage. Parkinson is also a cofounder of the Advancing Research on Conflict (ARC) Consortium. She received her PhD and MA in political science from the University of Chicago and has held fellowships at Yale University, George Washington University, and the University of Minnesota. Follow her on Twitter @se_parkinson.

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