Erica De Bruin
Assistant Professor of Government
I am an Assistant Professor of Government at Hamilton College, where I study international security and civil-military relations. I am particularly interested in understanding the dynamics of military coups, the connections between different forms of political violence, and the conditions under which civilians support the armed groups that seek to govern their territory. My research has been published in the Journal of Conflict Resolution and Foreign Affairs online.
I received my PhD from the Department of Political Science at Yale University in 2014, and a BA from Columbia University in 2004. I worked previously as a Research Associate in U.S. Foreign Policy at the Council on Foreign Relations and in the Fellows Program at the New America Foundation in Washington, D.C.
At Hamilton, I teach courses in international relations, including international security, civil-military relations, civil war, and U.S. foreign policy. I also organize the Women in Political Science lecture series.