Philip Martin

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Assistant Professor

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Fairfax Campus, Aquia Building, Room 307
4400 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030
MSN: 3F4


Philip A. Martin is an assistant professor of international security in the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University.

His research specializes in political violence and civil wars, peacebuilding, and African politics. His work has been published in International Security, Comparative Political Studies, Comparative Politics, Journal of Peace Research, African Affairs, Studies in Comparative International Development, and other outlets.

In 2020, Martin was co-awarded (with Giulia Piccolino and Jeremy Speight) the Harry Frank Guggenheim Distinguished Scholar Award for research on armed groups and peacebuilding in Côte d’Ivoire. His research has also received support from the Fulbright Foundation, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University, and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

He completed his PhD in Political Science in 2019 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he was an affiliate of the security studies program.

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