Daniel Hirschel-Burns

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115 Prospect Street, New Haven, CT 06511


B.A. Swarthmore College 2014
M.A. Yale University 2018


Danny Hirschel-Burns is a third 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. He is primarily interested in ethnographic and historical methods.

Prior to Yale, Danny worked in Washington DC for two years, doing research on atrocity prevention and international security.

Fields of Interest:

Comparative Politics