Professor Sabine Carey

Professor Sabine Carey, PhD

A5,6 B120
D-68159 Mannheim
Tel.: +49 (0)621- 181 2882

Prof. Carey took on the new Chair in Political Science IV, with focus on conflict research, at the University of Mannheim in September 2010. She is Co-Editor of the American Political Science Review. Her research primarily analyzes repression and armed conflict and the escalation of political violence. Her current work places particular emphasis on exploring causes and consequences of pro-government militia, using the Pro-Government Militias Database she developed with Prof. Neil Mitchell. Her current work is funded by an ERC Grant for the Project “Repression and the Escalation of Violence” (ERC-2013-StG 336019). Previously she received funding from the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the Leverhulme Trust and the German Academic Exchange Council (DAAD). Recent publications include The Politics of Human Rights (Cambridge University Press, 2010), Protest, Repression and Political Regimes (Routledge2008) and articles in International Studies Quarterly, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Peace Research and Political Studies, among others. Professor Carey has taught a variety of courses in the areas of international relations (e.g. International Human Rights), comparative politics (e.g. African Politics; Democratisation) and research methods (e.g. Quantitative Political Analysis).

Before joining the University of Mannheim, she worked at the University of Nottingham and Harvard University. She received her PhD from the University of Essex in 2003. She was Vice-Chair of the COST Action IS1107 “European Network for Conflict Research” (ENCoRe) and headed the Working Group Human Rights, Governance and Conflict at the Centre for the Study of Civil War (CSCW) at the Peace Research Institute in Oslo (PRIO) (2008-2012). Professor Carey serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Peace ResearchBritish Journal of Political Science, International Studies Review, and the Journal of Global Security Studies. She is currently on the Nominating Committee of the International Studies Association (ISA), having previously served the ISA as Vice President, Program Co-Chair, member of the Executive Committee, member of the Professional Development Committee and as non-North American representative.

She has three young children who entertain her and keep her busy when she is not working.

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