B.A. Swarthmore College 2014
M.A. Yale University 2018
Danny Hirschel-Burns is a fourth year in comparative politics. He is interested in violence, state-building, and ideas in politics. His dissertation will examine the ways in which armed groups attempt to change civilian belief and behavior through ideology and political education, and whether these efforts are indeed successful. Data from his dissertation will primarily be drawn from Colombia. He is primarily interested in ethnographic and historical methods.
Prior to Yale, Danny worked in Washington DC for two years, performing research on atrocity prevention and international security.
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