Participant Info

First Name
Laura
Last Name
Bell
Country
United States
University
West Texas A&M University
Keywords
assassination, terrorism, political violence, the Middle East and North Africa, repression
Availability
Media Contact

Personal Info

About Me

I joined the faculty of West Texas A&M University in 2016 as an Assistant Professor of Political Science. My courses include American National Security, American Foreign Policy, Comparative Politics and Middle Eastern Politics.

My primary area of research interest is political violence, with a focus on political assassination. Currently, my research investigates political and societal instability in the aftermath of terrorist assassinations, with a regional focus on the Middle East and Africa.

Recent Publications

“Terrorist Assassinations and Target Selection.” 2017. Studies in Conflict and Terrorism. 40:2, 157-171. DOI: 10.1080/1057610X.2016.1184060

 “Terrorist Assassination and Institutional Change in Repressive Regimes.” 2017. Forthcoming in Terrorism and Political Violence. Published online March 2017. DOI: 10.1080/09546553.2017.1291426

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Lebanon

Research Areas

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