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Drexel Politics Associate Professor Amelia Hoover Green, PhD

Amelia Hoover Green, PhD

Associate Professor, Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Department of Politics
Office: 3025 MacAlister
Phone: 215.571.4447

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  • PhD, Political Science, Yale University, 2011
  • BA, Political Science, Swarthmore College, 2003

Curriculum Vitae:

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Research Interests:

Conflict-related Violence; Intra-armed Group Politics and Socialization; Human Rights.


Amelia Hoover Green is as an associate professor in the Department of Politics at Drexel University and the inaugural associate dean for diversity, equity and inclusion in the College of Arts and Sciences. She completed her PhD in Political Science at Yale University (December 2011). Her PhD thesis and related work considers the role of political education programs in armed groups' attempts to control violence against civilians, and her more general research interests include the dynamics of violence during armed conflict, the diffusion of ideas through organizations, the political psychology of violence, and the measurement of political violence. She received the United States Institute of Peace Jennings Randolph Peace Scholar award and a MacMillan Center Dissertation Research Grant for her dissertation work.

While completing her PhD, Hoover Green also served as Consultant with the Human Rights Data Analysis Group, as Knowledge Management Expert for UN Action Against Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict, and as a Consultant to a number of war crimes trials. These experiences working with human rights advocates and the legal system have contributed to a second stream of research concerning politics within and between human rights organizations, especially as it relates to the turn toward quantification in the policy world. Hoover Green teaches courses in comparative politics and human rights.

Selected Publications:

  • Hoover Green, Amelia, and Patrick Ball. 2019 (forthcoming). “Civilian Killings and Disappearances During Civil War in El Salvador (1980-92).” Demographic Research.
  • Hoover Green, Amelia. 2019. “Successful Fieldwork for the Fieldwork-Hater.” In An Unorthodox Guide to Fieldwork, eds. Ora Szekely and Peter Krause. Columbia University Press.
  • Hoover Green, Amelia. 2018. "The Commander’s Dilemma: Violence and Restraint in War". Cornell University Press. Short-listed for 2018 Best Book Prize, Conflict Research Society.
  • Hoover Green, Amelia. 2017. “Mind the Gap: From Data to Inference in the Measurement of Gendered Conflict Experiences.” In Oxford Handbook of Gender and Conflict, Fionnuala Ni Aolaín et al., eds. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Hoover Green, Amelia. 2017. “Armed Group Institutions, Combatant Socialization and Violence Against Civilians: Evidence from El Salvador.” Journal of Peace Research 54:5, pp. 687–700.
  • Hoover Green, Amelia. 2016. “The Commander’s Dilemma: Creating and Controlling Armed Group Violence Against Civilians.” Journal of Peace Research 53:5, pp. 619-632.