Manuel Vogt

Manuel Vogt

Manuel Vogt

Manuel Vogt, Ph.D.
ETH Zurich
International Conflict Research
IFW D 48.2
Haldeneggsteig 4
8092 Zurich, Switzerland
phone: +41 44 632 67 87
e-mail: vogt AT

Current address:
Manuel Vogt, Ph.D.
Princeton University
Dept. of Politics
130 Corwin Hall
Office 235B
Princeton, NJ 08544-1012
e-mail: mvogt AT

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Manuel Vogt is currently a visiting post-doctoral research associate in the Department of Politics at Princeton University. He holds a Ph.D. in political science from ETH Zürich and is the coordinator of the R4D project "Ethnic Power Relations and Conflict in Fragile States," funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF) and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). He is also the executive manager of the Ethnic Power Relations (EPR) dataset and has coordinated the two updates of the dataset.

His research interests include ethnic conflict, (post-conflict) democratization, electoral institutions and party systems, and Latin American and African politics. During his Ph.D., he has conducted field research in both Latin America (Guatemala, Ecuador) and Sub-Saharan Africa (Côte d'Ivoire, Gabon), completing over 150 in-depth interviews with state officials (including several ministers), political party leaders, parliamentarians, media representatives, and civil society leaders. He has also been a visiting researcher at the Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar in Quito, Ecuador, and, during his M.A. studies, he spent two semesters as an exchange student at Hamline University in St. Paul, MN (USA).

He has published several newspaper articles in German and Spanish on the topic of ethnic inequality and conflict - an endeavor that earned him the NCCR Knowledge Transfer Award twice in 2011 and 2013. The NCCR Knowledge Transfer Award is conferred to researchers within the NCCR program for special achievements in transferring academic knowledge into society and contributing to a public discourse on democracy.

Apart from academics, he worked as a German language teacher for adult immigrants in Switzerland for over ten years, and volunteered as a social worker in an institution for street children in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, from 2008 to 2009. Due to his passion for this small Central American country, he is also a member of the managing board of the Honduras Forum Switzerland. For more than 12 years, he has been traveling extensively throughout the world, but most enthusiastically in Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East.

Curriculum Vitae

Most Recent Publications

Peer-reviewed Articles

Vogt, Manuel. Forthcoming. "Indigenous Movements and Ethnic Inclusion in Latin America." International Studies Quarterly.

Vogt, Manuel. 2015. “The Disarticulated Movement: Barriers to Maya Mobilization in Post-Conflict Guatemala.” Latin American Politics and Society 57(1): 29-50.

Vogt, Manuel, Nils-Christian Bormann, Seraina Rüegger, Lars-Erik Cederman, Philipp Hunziker, and Luc Girardin. 2015. "Integrating Data on Ethnicity, Geography, and Conflict: The Ethnic Power Relations Dataset Family." Journal of Conflict Resolution 59(7):1327-1342.

Bormann, Nils-Christian, Lars-Erik Cederman, and Manuel Vogt. Forthcoming. "Language, Religion, and Ethnic Civil War." Journal of Conflict Resolution.

Book Chapters

Vogt, Manuel, Nils-Christian Bormann, and Lars-Erik Cederman. 2016. "Democracy, Ethnic Exclusion, and Civil Conflict: The Arab Spring Revolutions from a Global Comparative Perspective." in Peace and Conflict 2016, edited by D. A. Backer, R. Bhavnani, and P. K. Huth. London, UK: Routledge.

Vogt, Manuel (forthcoming). "Escaping the Resource Curse: How Power-sharing Prevents Ethnic Conflict over Resource Wealth in Africa.” In The Political Economy of Modern Africa: Wealth, Exploitation and Development, edited by T. Falola and J. Abidogun. London: I.B. Tauris & Co. Publishers.

Schimmelfennig, Frank and M. Vogt (2013). “Staat und Volk – was sonst?“ In Hanspeter Kriesi and Lars Müller (eds.). Herausforderung Demokratie. Zürich: NCCR Democracy und Lars Müller Publishers, 152-181.

Newspaper Articles

Estimada Sra. Zury Ríos” (in response to Zury Ríos’ letter to the editor of April 9th), El Periódico (Guatemala), 2.5.2013

Y si mataran a Zury Ríos?”, El Periódico (Guatemala), 26.3.2013

Elfenbeinküste: Prekäre Rückkehr zum Frieden“, Infosperber (Switzerland,, 21.10.2012

Kriegsverbrecher mit besten Siegeschancen“, 20 Minuten Online (Switzerland,, 5.11.2011

Radio Appearances

Senegals Präsident Wade gibt sich geschlagen”, Echo der Zeit, SR DRS (Switzerland), 26.3.2012


In the spring term 2015, Manuel Vogt taught the following course at ETH Zurich:

Political Order and Conflict

Consultancy Services

Manuel Vogt served as a consultant for Seiler&Seiler GmbH for an integrated urban development project in Khujand, Tajikistan, advising the company in the area of qualitative research methodology and field missions.

He also advised the Guatemala Network Zurich on their organizational strategy for the period of 2015-2020.