Center for Global & International Studies, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Nazli Avdan

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - Political Science
Assistant Professor
Primary office:
Blake Hall
Room 504-F


International Relations and Quantitative Methodology, International migration, transnational terrorism, human trafficking and organized crime, quantitative methods.

Teaching Interests

  • International Relations
  • International Security and Conflict
  • Terrorism
  • Globalization
  • International Migration
  • Political Methodology

Research

My work bridges insights from international security and economic interdependence literature and tests these implications on migration policies. I have published articles on visa policies and the connection between border governance and human trafficking. My other projects examine flows of transnational terrorism in the context of globalization.

Research Interests

  • International Relations
  • International Security and Conflict
  • Terrorism
  • Globalization
  • International Migration
  • Political Methodology

Selected Publications

Avdan, N. & Webb, C. (in press). The Big, the Bad, and the Dangerous: Public Perceptions and Terrorism. Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict.

Avdan, N. (in press). Visas and Walls: Border Security in the Age of Terrorism, Philadelphia, Pa: Penn Press.

Gelpi, C. F., & Avdan, N. (2015). Democracies at Risk? A Forecasting Analysis of Regime Type and the Risk of Terrorist Attack. Conflict Management and Peace Science. DOI:10.1177/0738894215608998

Avdan, N. (2014). Do Asylum Recognition Rates in Europe Respond to Transnational Terrorism? The Migration-Security Nexus Revisited. European Union Politics, 15(4), 445-471.

Avdan, N. (2014). Controlling Access to Territory: Economic Interdependence, Transnational Terrorism, and Visa Policies. Journal of Conflict Resolution, 58(4), 592-624.

Avdan, N. (2012). Human Trafficking and Migration Control Policy: Vicious or Virtuous Cycle. Journal of Public Policy, 32(2), 1-35.

Selected Presentations

Avdan, N. . (10/22/2017 - 10/24/2017). It Takes Two to Tango: Government and Militia Violence against Civilians in Civil War. Peace Science Association. Tempe, AZ


Student Spotlight

Meet Zoya Khan, who is pursuing the Middle East Studies minor  along with a double major in Global & International Studies and Political Science. Watch the video below and read more about Zoya here.

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