Sarah Daly


On Leave Fall 2016 and Spring 2017


Regular Faculty - Assistant Professor


B.A. Stanford University

M.S. London School of Economics

Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology 


Sarah Daly is an Assistant Professor of Political Science and Faculty Fellow
at the Kellogg Institute for International Studies at the University of Notre
Dame. Her research focuses on civil wars and peace-building, international
security, and ethnic politics with a primary regional focus on Latin
America. Her book manuscript, Organized Violence after Civil War: The
Geography of Recruitment in Latin America, forthcoming with Cambridge
University Press, explores why armed organizations remilitarize or
demilitarize in the aftermath of peace accords. Her other research seeks to
explain sub-national variation in insurgency onset and recurrence,
organized crime and state-building, recidivism of ex-combatants during
war to peace transitions, state strategies towards ethnic minorities in the
former Soviet Union, and the role of emotions in transitional justice
regimes. Her research has been published in the Journal of Peace
Research, British Journal of Political Science, Comparative Politics,
Conflict, Security & Development, and in several edited volumes. Sarah
holds a PhD in Political Science from MIT, a MSc in Development Studies
from London School of Economics and a BA in International Relations
from Stanford University. She has conducted field research in Colombia,
Ecuador, Chile, Brazil, and Israel, is a Term Member of the Council on
Foreign Relations, and has spent time at the World Bank, Organization of
American States, and Peace Research Institute of Oslo. Sarah has also
served as a fellow in the Political Science Department and at the Center for
International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University, at the
Saltzman Institute of War & Peace Studies at Columbia University, and at
the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard
University. Her research has been funded by the Mellon
Foundation/American Council of Learned Societies, Social Science
Research Council, National Science Foundation, Harry Frank Guggenheim
Foundation, Smith Richardson Foundation, Fulbright Program, United
States Institute of Peace, Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Minerva
Initiative, MIT Center for International Studies, and MIT
Entrepreneurship Center.

Contact Information

Office: 414 Decio
Phone: 574-631-4560
Fax: 574-631-4405

Mailing Address

Department of Political Science
217 O'Shaughnessy Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556