Michael Soules


  1. M.A., Political Science, Pennsylvania State University, 2018
  2. B.A., Political Science and History, Texas A&M University, 2016


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 research has appeared or is forthcoming in International Interactions, Conflict Management and Peace Science, Security Studies, and Studies in Conflict and Terrorism.