My research explores individual level behavior in conflict environments. I am interested in how exposure to violence affects individual attitudes and decision making.
I conducted field work in active conflict zones (Yemen, Iraq, Ukraine, and Palestinian territories) and post-conflict regions: Balkans (Bosnia, Kosovo, and Croatia), Africa (DR Congo, Rwanda, and Burundi), Central Asia (Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan), and Caucasus (Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan).
In 2016-2017 I was embedded with Iraqi Special Operations Forces during Mosul Operation.
My papers were published in American Economics Journal: Applied Economics, British Journal of Political Science, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Peace Research and Journal of Experimental Political Science and I am a regular contributor to the Foreign Affairs. My public press articles appeared in Foreign Policy, Washington Post, The New Republic and Baltimore Sun among others.
Department of Government & Politics
University of Maryland
Phone: (240) 646 2302
Email: vmironov -at- umd -dot- edu