Erica De Bruin
Assistant Professor of Government
I am an Assistant Professor of Government at Hamilton College, where my work focuses on civil-military relations and civil war. My research has been published in the Journal of Conflict Resolution and Foreign Affairs online, and has been supported the National Science Foundation.
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 and International Law at the Council on Foreign Relations and as a Research Associate 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.
I am currently working on a book manuscript, How to Prevent Coups d’état: Coercive Institutions and Regime Survival, as well as a new project on the determinants of Civilian Support for Criminal and Political Armed Groups.