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Nakissa Jahanbani is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Sciences and a researcher at the Center. She studies political violence, focusing on questions of state-proxy relationships, specifically Iran’s network of proxies. Relatedly, her dissertation explores related state-proxy questions through regression and network analysis.

She has published in Small Wars and Insurgencies, PS: Political Science, and Journal of Political Science Education. She is fluent in Persian and is learning Arabic. She was an ICPSR Clifford C. Clogg Scholarship recipient and later a teaching assistant in the same program.

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