Research Group on Civil Wars


How to Enroll in the Research Group on Civil Wars

General Instructions

Enrollment in the Research in Political Science - The Research Group on Civil Wars is by application only. Non-Politics Department majors and Politics majors alike are encouraged to apply based on interest and relevant skills. Second and third-year students are also particularly encouraged to apply. PLAD 2222 is recommended but not required.

Interested students should submit a one-paragraph statement of interest, and the project-specific information listed below to j "dot" sw "at" virignia "dot" edu. Applications will be reviewed starting on Monday, December 1, 2014.

UPDATE [01/12/2015]: Spaces are still available for the historical team. Please send your application to Professor Schulhofer-Wohl as soon as possible.

Project-Specific Requirements

For the Civil War Dynamics project, include:

    Team preference: Indicate whether you would like to be part of the historical team or the Syria team;

    Historical team only: What countries or regions are you familiar with due to previous study? Of these, which are you
        particularly interested in studying?

    Previous course-work (title, semester taken, and grade):
        1) List of region or country-specific courses, particularly in History, Politics, and Area studies;
        2) List of Statistics and/or Economics courses taken.
        3) List of any other relevant skills, e.g. programming languages, software packages (Stata, R, GIS software, etc.).
    Language skills: List of foreign languages in which you can carry out research (at least reading proficiency)