Michael Soules


Hello! My name is Michael Soules and I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Political Science at the Pennsylvania State University. My research focuses on terrorism, civil war, women’s participation in political violence, and recruitment processes for political violence. My dissertation examines the causes and consequences of the recruitment tactics that armed groups employ.

My forthcoming article in Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, titled “Martyr or Mystery: Female Suicide Bombers and Information Availability,” empirically examines biases in information availability on female suicide bombers.