About Me

My name is Justin Schon. I have a PhD in Political Science from Indiana University, Bloomington. Substantively, my research focuses on questions of migration and armed conflict. I employ a variety of qualitative and quantitative methods. My interest in quantitative spatial analysis has led me to join research projects on development as well. Across research projects, I emphasize crucial dynamics in understanding how civilians and political elites obtain information and respond to uncertainty. I pursue these interests by creating datasets and using fieldwork to generate qualitative and quantitative data. Then, I employ quantitative time series, spatial, and social network analysis to examine that data. My work has been published or is forthcoming at Journal of Refugee Studies, Civil WarsInternational Interactions, and Journal of Social Structure.

Also, I co-organized the Data Driven Development in Africa Workshop 2018. Please see the list of papers here.