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Yuri Zhukov

Associate Professor

Political Science

Yuri Zhukov is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and a Research Associate Professor with the Center for Political Studies at the Institute for Social Research. His research focuses on the causes, dynamics and outcomes of conflict, at the international and local levels. His methodological areas of interest include spatial statistics, mathematical/computational modeling and text analysis.

Zhukov received his Ph.D. from the Department of Government at Harvard University. He also holds degrees from the Graduate School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University (M.A.) and Brown University (A.B.).

Zhukov's research has been published (or is forthcoming) in the American Political Science ReviewForeign AffairsInternational OrganizationInternational Studies QuarterlyJournal of Comparative EconomicsJournal of Conflict ResolutionJournal of Peace ResearchJournal of PoliticsJournal of Strategic StudiesPolitical GeographyPolitical CommunicationQuarterly Journal of Political ScienceConflict Management and Peace ScienceNaval War College ReviewSmall Wars and InsurgenciesWorld Politics, and several edited volumes and general-audience publications.

Baidoa, Somalia

Makeshift, temporary shelter made of plastic and clothing at a refugee center in Baidoa, Somalia.