Assistant Professor Noel Anderson

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Degrees: Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, B.A. University of Toronto


Office:      MN 5144

Office Hours:   Tuesday 5:00 - 7:00pm

Anderson’s research explores external intervention in internal conflicts, limited war, and counterinsurgency. His current book project develops a theory of competitive intervention in civil war to explain temporal variation in the global prevalence and average duration of intrastate conflict. Some of his other research examines counterinsurgency in Somalia, the relationship between narcotics and civil war, and South African military strategy during the Cold War. Recent articles have appeared in Political Science Research and Methods, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, and Survival, among other venues. Prior to joining UTM, Anderson earned a Ph.D. in Political Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he was affiliated with the Security Studies Program. His research has been supported by SSHRC, the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, and the Smith Richardson Foundation, among others.