Brandon L. Bolte

Brandon L. Bolte
224 Pond Laboratory
Department of Political Science
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA 16802


Curriculum Vitae

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  1. MA Political Science, Penn State University
  2. BA Political Science, Truman State University


I am a PhD candidate in Political Science and Program for Empirical International Relations (PEIR) Pre-doctoral Fellow at Penn State University. My research focuses on the interactions between armed organizations during civil war, the formal and informal cooperative institutions that guide them, and the political dynamics of transitioning from internal war to peace. I am also interested in applied network analysis, split-population “cure” models, and spatial statistics.

Prior to my graduate studies, I attended Truman State University where I graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BA in Political Science and minors in International Studies and Spanish. I received my MA in Political Science at Penn State in 2018 with specializations in International Relations and Political Methodology.

Research Interests:

Multiparty Civil Wars, Non-state Actor Cooperation, Militia Politics, Split-Population Models, Spatial Analysis