Faculty Affiliate, Data Science Institute
Cassy Dorff earned her Ph.D. in Political Science from Duke University in 2015, and her B.A. in Government at the University of Texas in 2010. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Political Science and a faculty affiliate of the Data Science Institute at Vanderbilt. Her research uncovers patterns of how people engage with and respond to political conflict. Often this means analyzing the way networks and interdependence shape individual, community, and state-level behaviors during and after episodes of violence. Current projects focus on civilian victimization, journalism in conflict zones, the networked dynamics of conflict, network analysis for conflict scholarship, and conflict prediction and forecasting using event data.