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Gabriel Koehler-Derrick

Postdoctoral Fellow in International and Public Affairs


Gabe is a postdoctoral fellow at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs. He received his Ph.D. in Government from Harvard University in June 2020, where his research focused on the legacies of state building for social welfare in former colonies.   Prior to completing his PhD Gabe was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Sciences at the United States Military Academy. 


Samuel Bazzi, Gabriel Koehler-Derrick, and Benjamin Marx, “The Institutional Foundations of Religious Politics: Evidence from Indonesia.” Quarterly Journal of Economics, March, 2020

Arie Perliger, Gabriel Koehler-Derrick and Ami Pedahzur, Research Note: “The Gap Between Participation and Violence: Why We Need to Disaggregate Terrorist ‘Profiles’ ” International Studies Quarterly, January, 2016

Gabriel Koehler-Derrick and Daniel Milton, “Choose Your Weapon: The Impact of Strategic Considerations and Resource Constraints on Terrorist Group Weapon Selection,” Terrorism and Political Violence, March, 2017