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Katherine Sawyer

Department of Political Science
Assistant Professor

SawyerDr. Katherine Sawyer recently received her PhD in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland. Her research interests include civil conflict and rebellion, biopsychological predictors of political violence, and spatial/computational models of conflict. Professor Sawyer’s dissertation investigates the interplay between genetic and environmental effects on political behavior in the Basque country of Spain, and she plans to conduct field work in the US on individual and network responses to police violence, as well as experiments designed to assess the conditions under which aggressive responses are triggered by exposure to repressive environments.