Linda Kirschke is a Research Fellow with the Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies. She works on armed conflict during periods of regime change. Her manuscript, Playing the Ethnic Card: Party Networks and Violence During Democratization, draws on fieldwork in Serbia and Romania.

Kirschke has held visiting fellowships at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC, the Harriman Institute at Columbia University, the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University, the Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame and the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) at Stanford University.

Linda Kirschke received her Ph.D. in Politics from Princeton University in 2010.

Principal Articles

Linda Kirschke, “Semi-Presidentialism and the Perils of Power-Sharing in Neopatrimonial States,” Comparative Political Studies 40, no. 11 (2007): 1372.
Linda Kirschke, “Informal Repression, Zero-Sum Politics and Late Third Wave Transitions,” The Journal of Modern African Studies 38, no. 3 (2000): 383.