Professor Roessler’s research and teaching offer new perspectives on conflict, state-building, and development, with a focus on the region of sub-Saharan Africa, where he has conducted extensive field research. He has written two books—both out in 2016. The first, Ethnic Politics and State Power in Africa: The Logic of the Coup-Civil War Trap, is being published by Cambridge University Press. The second book, co-authored with Harry Verhoeven of Georgetown University-SFSQ, Why Comrades Go To War: Liberation Politics and the Outbreak of Africa’s Deadliest Conflict, is published by Oxford University Press/Hurst Publishers. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation Political Science Program, the British Academy, the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, the Institute of International Education and United States Agency for International Development and been published in World PoliticsJournal of Politics, the American Journal of Political Science, Comparative Politics and other outlets.

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