I am broadly interested in issues of nonviolent resistance, conflict, and political violence; particularly how violence affects civilians and, in turn, how civilians impact the broader processes within conflict. I use a variety of qualitative and quantitative methods in my research, with a focus on "big data" and "text-as-data," as well as in-depth qualitative interviews, archival and survey research, statistical analysis, network approaches and online ethnography. I have conducted research on insecurity, state use of force/repression, militant and terrorist groups, peacekeeping and peace agreements, and non-combatants in conflict zones.
Publications in Peer Reviewed Journals:
Gade, Emily K., Mohammed Hafez, and Michael Gabbay. "Causes of Militant Infighting: Network Analysis from the Syrian Civil War," conditional accept at the Journal of Peace Research.
Articles Under Review:
“Ideology, Militant Networks and Violence in Syria,” Emily K. Gade, Michael Gabbay, Mohammed Hafez and Zane Kelly - Revise and Resubmit at the Journal of Conflict Resolution.
“The Built Environment of Conflict: Checkpoints, Connection and Civilian Support for Militancy.”
"Fratricidal Jihadists: Infighting in Islamist Networks," Mohammed Hafez, Emily K. Gade and Michael Gabbay. Book project.