ROGER PETERSEN is Associate Professor of Political Science. Professor Petersen studies comparative politics with a special focus on conflict and violence. He has written three books: Western Intervention in the Balkans: The Strategic Use of Emotion in Conflict (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics, 2011), Resistance and Rebellion: Lessons from Eastern Europe (Cambridge University Press, 2001) and Understanding Ethnic Violence: Fear, Hatred, Resentment in Twentieth Century Eastern Europe (Cambridge University Press, 2002). He also has an interest in comparative methods and has co-edited, with John Bowen, Critical Comparisons in Politics and Culture (Cambridge University Press, 1999). He is currently researching war and violence in the Balkans, especially in Kosovo.
- 17.THT Thesis Research Design Seminar
- 17.50 Introduction to Comparative Politics (with Jonathan Rodden)
- 17.504 & 17.506 Ethnic Politics I & II
- 17.582 Civil War syllabus
- 17.584 Civil-Military Relations syllabus
- "Revenge or Reconciliation: Theory and Method of Emotions in the Context of Colombia's Peace Process," (with Sarah Zukerman) in Law in Peace Negotiations, Morten Bergsmo and Pablo Kalmonowitz eds. (Torkel Opsahl: 2010).
- "Anger, Violence, and Political Science," (with Sarah Zukerman) in A Handbook of Anger: Constituent and Concomitant Biological, Psychological, and Social Processes, M. Potegal, G. Stemmler, & C. Spielberger, eds. (Springer, Summer 2009).
- "Resentment, Fear, and the Structure of the Military in Multiethnic States," (with Paul Staniland) in Intra-State Conflict, Governments and Security: Dilemma of Deterrence and Assurance, Steve Saideman and Marie-Joëlle Zahar eds. (Routledge: 2008).
- "Memory and Cultural Schema: Linking Memory to Political Action," in Francesca Cappolletto ed., Memory and Second World War: An Ethnographic Approach, (Oxford: Berg, 2005).