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James Fearon

Faculty Affiliate
Stanford King Center on Global Development
Theodore and Frances Geballe Professor
Stanford School of Humanities and Science
Professor of Political Science
Department of Political Science
Senior Fellow
Freeman Spogli Institute (FSI)
PhD, Political Science, University of California, Berkeley, 1992
MA, Political Science and Economics, University of California, Berkeley, 1991
AB, Harvard University, 1985


James D. Fearon is Theodore and Frances Geballe Professor in Stanford University’s School of Humanities and Sciences, professor of political science, and a senior fellow at the Freeman-Spogli Institute for International Studies. His research focuses mainly on armed conflict and political violence.
Fearon is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a program member of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research.
Research Interests: 
Civil and Ethnic Violence