International Conflict Research
IFW D 48.3
8092 Zurich, Switzerland
E-Mail: kunaal.sharma (AT) icr.gess.ethz.ch
I am a Postdoctoral Fellow in the ETH Fellows Program and am based in Lars-Erik Cederman’s group. I earned a Ph.D. in political science from Columbia University in October 2017.
My research investigates questions at the intersection of religion, extremism, and politics. One line of work focuses on how to reduce intolerance and extremism in conflict settings. A second line analyzes within- and between- country variation in clerical support for extremist politicians. Some of my work appears in the Journal of Conflict Resolution and Political Science Research & Methods.
I also frequently present my research to policy audiences in government, intergovernmental organizations, and think tanks. My research has been made possible by funding from ETH Zurich, Columbia, the U.S. National Science Foundation as well as from policy institutions including the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Institute of Peace, and other think tanks.