Jonah Schulhofer-Wohl


Curriculum Vitae

C.V. (Sept. 2012)

Jonah Schulhofer-Wohl


Woodrow Wilson Department of Politics

University of Virginia

1540 Jefferson Park Avenue, S187 Gibson Hall

Charlottesville, VA 22903

Telephone: 434-924-3936

Fax: 434-924-3359





University of Virginia
    Assistant Professor of Politics, Fall 2012-present.

Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
    Fellow in Regional Political Economy, Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance, 2011-2012.



Yale University

Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science.  Degree expected 2012. 

Dissertation: Dynamics of Civil Wars: The Causes and Consequences of Subsidies to Armed Groups.

    Committee: Stathis N. Kalyvas and Nicholas Sambanis (co-chairs), Alexandre Debs, Ellen Lust.

Fields: Comparative Politics (distinction), International Relations (distinction), Political Economy

Student associate, Program on Order, Conflict, and Violence, 2004-2011.

Yale University

B.A. and M.A in Political Science, summa cum laude, May 2004.  Phi Beta Kappa, October 2003.



Sambanis, Nicholas, Jonah Schulhofer-Wohl, and Moses Shayo. 2012. “Parochialism as a Central Challenge in Counterinsurgency.” Science 336(6083): 805-808.

Sambanis, Nicholas and Jonah Schulhofer-Wohl. 2009. “What’s in a Line? Is Partition a Solution to Civil War?”
     International Security 34(2): 82-118.
Schulhofer-Wohl, Jonah and Nicholas Sambanis. 2010. “Disarmament, Demobilization, and Reintegration Programs
     and Civil War Recurrence: An Assessment.”
Folke Bernadotte Academy Research Report. Sandöverken, Sweden.
Schulhofer-Wohl, Jonah. 2007. “Civil War in Algeria, 1992-Present.” In Karl DeRouen and Uk Heo, eds., Civil Wars
     of the World: Major Conflicts since World War II
. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO.
Sambanis, Nicholas and Jonah Schulhofer-Wohl. 2007. “UN and Non-UN Peace Operations.” In Dimitris Bourantonis,
     Kostas Ifantis and Panayotis Tsakonas, eds., Multilateralism and Security Institutions in the Era of Globalization.
: Routledge.


Working Papers

“Ruling Coalition Identity and Social Bases of Support in Non-democracies: Effects on Development and Conflict in the Middle East and North Africa.”
“Armed Groups and Violence: Examining Dynamic Interactions Using Disaggregated Data from Northern


Honors and Grants

Harry Frank Guggenheim Dissertation Fellowship, 2010-2011.
PI for Grant to Conduct Household Survey on Civilian-Armed Group Interactions during the Lebanese Civil
     War as part of ESRC/DFID funded Award for “Agency and Governance in Contexts of Civil Conflict”
     (Patricia Justino and Stathis N. Kalyvas), 2010 (ongoing project).
Orient-Institut Beirut Doctoral Fellowship, February-August 2009.
Arab Image Foundation Grant for “Lives at War” Photographic Research Project, April-June 2009.
Folke Bernadotte Academy Grant for “Micro-Level Data on Non-UN Peacekeeping in the Context of State
     Collapse: Multiple Foreign Interventions in Lebanon,” 2007-2009.
National Science Foundation Dissertation Research Improvement Grant, 2007-2008.
Social Science Research Council International Dissertation Research Fellowship, 2007-2008.
Yale University MacMillan Center for International and Areas Studies Dissertation Grant, 2007-2008.
Yale Center for International and Area Studies Pre-Dissertation Grant, 2005.
Georg Walter Leitner Program in International and Comparative Political Economy Grant, 2005.



Schulhofer-Wohl, Jonah and Julia Choucair. 2011. “Why Are Uprisings Spreading in the Arab World?”
    The Huffington Post, February 4. 
Schulhofer-Wohl, Jonah. 2000. “Should We Privatize the Peacekeeping?” Op-ed, Washington Post, May 12, p.A47. 
     Subsequently published in the International Herald Tribune.



Yale University

Program Assistant/Senior Essay Consultant, The Program on Ethics, Politics, and Economics, 2010-2011.


     “Engaging in Conflict: Focus on Lebanon.” Lecture, PLSC 394/MMES 481: Introduction to Middle East
          Politics, Professor Ellen Lust, April 1, 2010.
     “Terrorism and International Relations Theory.” Lecture, PLSC 153: The Evolution of International
          Politics, Professor Keith Darden, April 24, 2007.
“Civil War and Peacebuilding in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.” Seminar, PLSC 669: Peacekeeping
          and Peacebuilding, Professor Nicholas Sambanis, March 5, 2007.


Professional Activities

Lecture: “Lives at War” (in Arabic).  Presentation and discussion of photographic research project and
     selected photographs, Beirut Art Center, Beirut, Lebanon, July 8, 2009.

Panel Organizer: Violence as Action and Organizing Principle in Daily Life and Politics (with Michael Gasper).
     Annual Meeting of the Middle East Studies Association, San Diego, CA, November 18-21, 2010.

Student Coordinator, International Relations Workshop, Department of Political Science and Jackson Institute
     for Global Affairs, Yale University, 2010-2011.

Referee: Economica, International Security, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Development Studies,
     Journal of Peace Research, Security Studies, World Politics.



Arabic: Fluent in Lebanese Colloquial Arabic; advanced proficiency in Modern Standard Arabic.

Spanish: Fluent.

French: Reading proficiency.

German: Beginning.


Other Experience

Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations’ Seminar in Arabic and Islamic Studies for its first-
     year doctoral students, Yale University, September-December 2003. 

Consultant, World Bank-funded project on Conflict and Development in the Middle East
     and North Africa (with Nicholas Sambanis), September 2005-May 2006.



Orient-Institut Beirut, Doctoral Research Fellow, February-August 2009. 

Center for Behavioral Research, American University of Beirut, Associate, January 2008-August 2009, June-August 2010.





Professor Stathis N. Kalyvas
Department of Political Science
Yale University
Rosenkranz Hall, Room 201
115 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06520-8301
Telephone: 203-432-5386


Professor Nicholas Sambanis
Department of Political Science
Yale University
Rosenkranz Hall, Room 430
115 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06520-8301
Telephone: 203-432-5252


Professor Alexandre Debs
Department of Political Science
Yale University
Rosenkranz Hall, Room 311
115 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06520-8301
Telephone: 203-432-3948