Dr Nils-Christian Bormann
+44 1392 723283
Amory room A232A
My research interests focus on ethnic coalitions and power-sharing, civil wars, in particular ethnic conflict, democratization, and spatial methods.
I collected and contributed to several datasets listed below:
- Democratic Electoral Systems (with Matt Golder): mattgolder.com/elections
- Ethnic Cleavages Data (with Lars-Erik Cederman and Manuel Vogt): dataverse.harvard.edu/dataverse/ncb
- Ethnic Power Relations Data Family, specifically GeoEPR and ACD2EPR (with Manuel Vogt, Seraina Ruegger, Lars-Erik Cederman, Philipp Hunziker, and Luc Girardin): growup.ethz.ch/pfe
- Population and GDP per capita Data adjusted for border changes (with Philipp Hunziker): available on request
I am a lecturer in the Department of Politics at the University of Exeter and a HASS Research Fellow associated with the Global Uncertainties theme. Previously, I held a post-doctoral position in the International Conflict Research group at ETH Zurich, where I also earned my PhD in 2014, and my master's degree in Comparative and International Studies (2010). As a recipient of the Swiss National Science Foundation's DocMobility Grant, I was a visiting researcher at the University of Pittsburgh's Department of Political Science from January to June 2012 where I studied the effects of post-conflict power-sharing arrangements on domestic conflict diffusion together with Burcu Savun.