Nakissa Jahanbani is an instructor and researcher at the Center. She studies political violence, focusing on questions of state-proxy relationships, specifically Iran’s network of Shi`a militias. Relatedly, her dissertation explores related state-proxy questions through regression, hazard models, and network analysis.
She has published in Small Wars and Insurgencies, PS: Political Science, and Journal of Political Science Education. She is fluent in Persian and is learning Arabic. She was an ICPSR Clifford C. Clogg Scholarship recipient and later a teaching assistant in the same program.