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Dr. Summer Lindsey

Dr. Summer Lindsey is assistant professor of political science at Rutgers University in Women and Politics and International Relations. Her research examines the effects of armed conflict on gender norms & security as well as conflict-related sexual violence. Her methodological interests are at the intersection of experimental, quantitative and qualitative work.


Her research has been recently published in the American Journal of Political Science and the Journal of Conflict Resolution; this work has been supported by the National Science Foundation, United States Institute of Peace, and Folke Bernadotte Academy.


Dr. Lindsey has also worked with the World Bank and the Department for International Development on two large-scale field experiments, one in Democratic Republic of Congo and one in India.


She received her PhD in Political Science from Columbia University in 2019 and currently teaches courses on women peace and security, field research, and peacebuilding at Rutgers.

Areas of Interest

Women and Politics, Civil War, Wartime Sexual Violence, Peacebuilding, Field Research Methods

Graduate Courses

790:635 Women War and Peace
790:681 Mixed Method Research and Field Research

Undergraduate Courses

790:395 Women War and Peace
790:353 Peacebuilding

Recent Publications

Lindsey, Summer. 2022. "Conflict, Protection, and Punishment: Repercussions of Violence in Eastern DR Congo." American Journal of Political Science 66 (1): 187-204. 

Koos, Carlo, and Summer Lindsey. 2022. “Wartime Sexual Violence, Social Stigmatization and Humanitarian Aid: Survey Evidence from Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.” Journal of Conflict Resolution.

Current Dissertations, Committee Member
  • Sumin Lee, Gender Justice for Whom? Domestic Accountability for Wartime Sexual Violence - Ongoing

  • Carissa Cunningham, Transgender Militarization in South Korea: The Effects of Military Alliances with the United States - Ongoing

Upcoming Presentations

International Studies Association General Conference 2022
European Conference on Politics and Gender 2022

American Political Science Association General Conference 2022
United States Institute of Peace Missing Peace Workshop

Minnesota International Relations Colloquium

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