New Staff Member: Adrian Florea

Issued: Thu, 09 Jul 2015 16:20:00 BST

Dr Adrian Florea joined the School in July 2015 as a Lecturer in International Relations. Adrian received his Ph.D. from Indiana University in 2014, and previously taught at the University of North Carolina Greensboro, Elon University, and Oberlin College.

His research and teaching interests lie in the areas of civil war, political violence, rebel governance, state (un)making, international security, and research methods. Adrian has regional expertise in the Soviet successor states of Eastern Europe and the Caucasus. He has published in International Interactions and International Studies Review, and has single and co-authored works under review at the British Journal of Political Science, Comparative Political Studies, International Studies Quarterly, and International Interactions.

Adrian is currently involved in three main research projects. The first investigates the survival and disappearance of de facto states - polities, like Abkhazia, Northern Cyprus, or Western Sahara, which display many statelike accoutrements except for international legal sovereignty. The second analyzes the variation in governance/state-building activities conducted by rebel organizations. The third analyzes the impact of criminal activities undertaken by insurgents on conflict processes.

In his work, Adrian employs both quantitative and qualitative methods.


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