David Siroky - Member-at-Large Candidate

David Siroky

Member-At-Large Candidate

David Siroky is Associate Professor of Politics and Global Studies at Arizona State University, where he is a core faculty member of the Center for Social Dynamics and Complexity and the working group on Nationalist and Ethno-Religious Dynamics, as well as a faculty affiliate of the  Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict, the  Center for Jewish Studies, the Melikian Center for Russian, Eurasian and East European Studies, and the Center on the Future of War. He studies conflict, cooperation, and collective action, with special attention to the Caucasus. Most of this work has focused on three areas: the first is the sources of nationalism, particularly its separatist and irredentist strains; insurgency and counterinsurgency; and the effects of different forms of inequality on group attitudes and behavior. He is engaged in developing and applying methodology to these problems, mainly using machine learning, experiments and ethnography. This research appears in more than thirty peer-reviewed articles, printed in some of the leading general and specialized journals, and in a forthcoming co-authored book with Cambridge University Press, Defection Denied: A Study of Civilian Support for Insurgency in Dagestan.

He has been fortunate to receive grants as PI and co-PI from the U.S. National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of State, and National Council for Eurasian and East European Research, along with research fellowships from the Fulbright Foundation, Zentrum fuer Interkulturelle Studien in Germany and Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme in France. His work has been recognized with several awards, including most recently the Deil S. Wright Best Paper Award from the American Political Science’s section on Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations. He received his Ph.D. in political science and M.A. in economics from Duke University, along with degrees from the University of Chicago, the University of London, and Boston University, and was the Henry Hart Rice Postdoctoral Fellow at Yale University. In addition to service for other professional organizations, he has had the honor of serving on a variety of ASEEES committees, including most recently the Carnegie Russian Scholar Committee and the Academic Freedom Committee.