Research Expertise and Interest
comparative politics, international relations, formal theory and methods
Scott Straus conducts research on political violence, in particular genocide and related types of mass violence. He focuses empirically on sub-Saharan Africa. He is the author or editor of nine books, for which he has won multiple awards, including the Grawemeyer Award for Improving World Order. He was elected the Mahatma Gandhi Fellow of the American Academic of Political and Social Science in 2023. He currently serves as a co-editor of African Affairs, a prominent academic journal on African politics.