Matthew Nanes

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I am an Associate Professor of Political Science at Saint Louis University. During my sabbatical in 2024-25, I am also a Visiting Scholar at the University of Michigan's Center for Political Studies. 

My research is on domestic security institutions and citizen-state relations, particularly in places plagued by violent intergroup conflict. For example, how does minority integration into the police rank-and-file affect citizens’ willingness to cooperate with police officers? Does marginalization from state security forces motivate anti-state violence? How does community-oriented policing affect engagement with the state? I explore these questions using survey and experimental research in the Middle East and Southeast Asia. You can view some of my current work on my “research” page.

Before coming to SLU, I was a postdoc at Stanford University’s Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law. I received my Ph.D. from the Department of Political Science at the University of California San Diego in 2017, and I proudly hold a B.A. from Rice University in Houston, Texas.