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.


Published Journal Articles

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.

Gade, Emily K., John Wilkerson, and Anne Washington. “The .GOV Internet Archive: A Big Data Resource for Political Science,” The Political Methodologist, March 2017See 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. "Defining the Non-Combatant: How Do We Determine Who Is Worthy of Protection in Violent Conflict," Journal of Military Ethics, Vol. 9, No. 3 (2010): 220-243.

Gade, Emily K. "Child Soldier: The Question of Self Defense," Journal of Military EthicsVol. 10, No. 4 (2011): 323-326.

Revise and Resubmit

“The Built Environment of Conflict: Checkpoints, Connection and Militancy.” Emily K. Gade. Under review as a Revise and Resubmit at the American Political Science Review.

“Congressional Religiosity: A Web Archive Approach to Measuring Legislator Attributes," Emily K. Gade, Sarah Dreier, John Wilkerson and Anne Washington. Research note; being revised for a Revise and Resubmit at the British Journal of Political Science.

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.