Stephen Nemeth

Assistant Professor

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Contact Information

208 Murray Hall
Professional Website

Office Hours (Spring 2019)

9-noon T 
1-4 F

PhD, University of Iowa, 2010

Dr. Stephen Nemeth teaches courses in International Relations, with a focus on terrorism, conflict studies, and international environmental politics.  His research focuses on the influence of organizational and spatial attributes of domestic terrorism. His work on terrorist organizations focuses on the ways that organizational characteristics – such as size, age, ideology, and sponsorship – affect their level of activity and their interactions with other terrorist organizations. His spatial research uses Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to determine why some locations suffer more domestic terrorism than others.

His work has been published in Journal of Politics, Journal of Conflict Resolution, and Political Research Quarterly. One of his co-authored projects on resolving maritime disputes has also been featured on the Piracy Studies blog, the research portal for maritime security issues.

Research Interests

International Relations
Civil Wars
Environmental Politics

Recent Publications

    • Hansen, Holley, Stephen Nemeth, and Jacob Mauslein. Forthcoming. "Ethnic Political Exclusion and Terrorism: Analyzing the Local Conditions for Violence." Conflict Management and Peace Science.
    • Nemeth, Stephen and Jacob Mauslein. Forthcoming. "Geography and the Certainty of Terrorism Event Coding." Journal of Global Security Studies
    • Nemeth, Stephen and Jacob Mauslein.  Forthcoming. "Generosity is a Dangerous Game: Aid Allocation and the Risks of Terrorism." Terrorism and Political Violence. 
    • Nemeth, Stephen, Jacob Mauslein, and Craig Stapley. 2014. "The Primacy of the Local: Identifying Terrorist Hot Spots Using Geographic Information Systems." Journal of Politics 76(2): 304-317.