Department of Political Science
Ph.D., Government, University of Texas at Austin
Susanne Martin is committed to independent and collaborative research in the areas of terrorism, political violence, and security. She is also committed to offering engaging learning opportunities to her undergraduate and graduate students, and to supporting them as they prepare for further education and professional careers.
In her dissertation, “From Parliamentarianism to Terrorism and Back Again,” Dr. Martin examines the conditions under which political groups engage in terrorism and electoral politics, as well as the types of political groups that use both violent and nonviolent tactics. She continues to study the linkages between terrorist groups and political parties and the impacts of these linkages on electoral outcomes. She recently finished compiling a co-edited volume entitled “Violence, Elections, and Party Politics.”
Professor Martin is also engaged in collaborative multidisciplinary research into the endogenous formation of terrorist groups and reactions to counterterrorism tactics. This research has been funded by a seed grant from the National Science Foundation.
Read more about Susanne Martin at http://www.unr.edu/cla/polisci/faculty/martin/index.html