Research and Policy
Center for Peace and Security Studies
Michael A. Rubin is a postdoctoral scholar at the Center for Peace and Security Studies (cPASS), University of California San Diego. Michael earned a PhD (2018) in political science at Columbia University, specializing in International Relations and Comparative Politics. His research investigating the causes, conduct, and consequences of political violence is published or forthcoming in International Studies Quarterly and Journal of Conflict Resolution and has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Weatherhead East Asia Institute, and the Earth Institute. His book project explains rebel groups' territorial control and governance during civil war, emphasizing civilians' role in shaping conflict processes. Michael has conducted fieldwork in conflict-affected regions in the Philippines.