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Reed Wood

Associate Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 3902
Assoc Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 3902
Biography

Reed Wood is an assistant professor, in the School of Politics and Global Studies at Arizona State University. Wood received his doctorate in political science from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (2010) and his bachelor's in history and human rights studies from the University of North Carolina-Asheville (2001). Wood’s research broadly focuses on political violence, conflict processes, and human rights. His current research project investigates women’s participation in armed resistance movements and how their inclusion in these movements affects conflict processes. His other ongoing research focuses on the strategic dimensions of state and non-state actor violence against civilians during civil wars and insurgencies. Wood currently teaches courses on human rights, gender and conflict, and insurgency and terrorism. He also co-manages the Political Terror Scale (PTS), which is an annually updated index of state violations of physical integrity rights. His work has recently appeared in the Journal of Politics, International Organization, and the Journal of Conflict Resolution.

Education
  • Ph.D. Political Science, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill 2010
  • M.A. Political Science, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill 2006
  • B.A. University of North Carolina-Asheville 2001
Research Interests

Political Violence, Civil Conflict, Military Intervention, Human Rights, State Repression, Economic Sanctions

Publications
  • Wood, Reed M. Rebel Capability and Strategic Violence against Civilians. Journal of Peace Research (2010).
  • Wood, Reed M. and Mark P. Gibney. The Political Terror Scale (PTS): A Re-introduction and Comparison to the CIRI Human Rights Database. Human Rights Quarterly (2010).
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 598Special Topics
POS 604Polimetrics II
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 493Honors Thesis
POS 599Thesis
POS 604Polimetrics II
POS 792Research
POS 799Dissertation
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 590Reading and Conference
POS 599Thesis
POS 790Reading and Conference
POS 792Research
POS 799Dissertation
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 160Global Politics
POS 394Special Topics
SGS 394Special Topics
POS 493Honors Thesis
POS 599Thesis
POS 792Research
POS 799Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 160Global Politics
POS 590Reading and Conference
POS 790Reading and Conference
POS 799Dissertation
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 305Politics and Film
POS 560International Relations
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 394Special Topics
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 305Politics and Film
POS 598Special Topics
POS 799Dissertation
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 305Politics and Film
Presentations
  • Wood, Reed. Killing to Survive: Rebel Violence and the Trajectory of Civil Conflict. Annual Meeting of the Peace Science Society (International) (Oct 2010).
  • Wood, Reed M. Power Dynamics, Loyalty and Violence Against Civilians in Civil War. Annual Meeting of International Studies Association (Feb 2010).
Service
  • International Security, reviewer (2013 - Present)
  • Advisory Committee, member (2012 - Present)
  • Graduate Committee, member (2012 - Present)