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Liana Eustacia Reyes

Liana Eustacia Reyes

Assistant Professor // Political Science

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International Relations

Intrastate Conflict


Liana Eustacia Reyes’ research focuses on the determinants of conflict resolution mechanisms and their consequences. She studies the decision-making process that leads groups to choose violence for resolving political disputes. Her research addresses the dynamics of violence and non-state governance during civil wars. Professor Reyes’s research combines qualitative and quantitative methods, including fieldwork throughout Latin America, archival data collection, and large-n data collection. Prior to academia, Professor Reyes gained professional experiences that expand across industries: national security, intelligence and investigations, and law. For the 2022-2023 academic year, Professor Reyes will be a Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Political Science.

Selected Publications

Conrad, Justin, Liana Eustacia Reyes, and Megan A. Stewart (2022) “Revisiting Opportunism in Civil Conflict: Natural Resource Extraction and Healthcare Provision." Journal of Conflict Resolution. 1(66): 91-114.

Hinkainen, Kaisa, Sara M. T. Polo, and Liana Eustacia Reyes (2021) “Making Peace or Preventing It? UN Peacekeeping, Terrorism, and Civil War Negotiations?" International Studies Quarterly. 65(1): 29-42.