I am broadly interested in the causes, nature and outcomes of political violence, insecurity of minority groups, state repression, civilians in conflict zones and forms of resistance. I use a variety of qualitative and quantitative methods in my research, with a focus on "big data" for social science research, qualitative and quantitative approaches to using text as data, as well as statistical analysis, network approaches, in-depth qualitative interviews, archival research, and online ethnography. I have also conducted research on militant and terrorist groups and peacekeeping and peace agreements.
Gade, Emily K., Michael Gabbay, Mohammed Hafez and Zane Kelly. “Networks of Cooperation: Rebel Alliances in Fragmented Civil Wars,” accepted at the Journal of Conflict Resolution, November 2018.
Gade, Emily K., Mohammed Hafez, and Michael Gabbay. "Fratricide in Rebel Movements: A Network Analysis of Syrian Militant Infighting," forthcoming at the Journal of Peace Research. See here for replication files.
Eastin, Joshua C. and Emily K. Gade. “Beheading the Hydra: Counterinsurgent Violence and Insurgent Attacks in Iraq.” Terrorism and Political Violence. Published Online, June 2016. See here for replication files.
Gade, Emily K. "Child Soldier: The Question of Self Defense," Journal of Military Ethics, Vol. 10, No. 4 (2011): 323-326.
Articles/Book Proposal Under Review
“The Built Environment of Conflict: Checkpoints, Connection and Militancy.” Emily K. Gade. Revise and Resubmit at the American Political Science Review.
"The Nearest Enemy: Factionalism and Fratricide in Militant Islamist Networks," Mohammed Hafez, Emily K. Gade and Michael Gabbay. Book project.
"Using Big Data to Analyze U.S. Legislators' Public Characteristics," Emily K. Gade, Sarah Dreier, John Wilkerson and Anne Washington. Draft available on request.
Funded External Grants
National Science Foundation Law and Social Science Award #1823547 ($248,690) - “Civil Rights Violations and the Democratic Rule of Law,” Emily K. Gade, Principal Investigator, with co-PIs Michael McCann and Noah Smith, 2018-2020.
United States Air Force Academy Young Investigator Award #FA7000-18-0017 ($49,874) - "Understanding the Impacts of WMD/WME Attacks on Patterns of Militant Group Tactical Cooperation, Alliance Formation, Infighting, Outbidding, and Extremism." Emily K. Gade, Principal Investigator, 2018-2020.
Grant Invited for Full Proposal/Under Review
Minerva Initiative Topic 8 ($1,259,000), PI Michael Gabbay and co-PIs Emily K. Gade and Mohammed Hafez - "Rising to the Top: Armed Group Consolidation in Civil Wars and Fragile States."
Working Papers (selected)
Presented as a "core" paper at POLMETH XXXV: "What Counts as Terrorism? An Examination of Terrorist Designations among U.S. Mass Shootings." Emily Gade, Dallas Card, Sarah Dreier and Noah Smith.
Presented as a panel paper at POLMETH XXXV: "Dangers, Toils, and Snares: U.S. Senators' Rhetoric of Public Insecurity and Religiosity." Emily Gade, Sarah Dreier, Jon Schaeffer, John Wilkerson, Anne Washington.