Katherine Collin, Ph.D.


American University

Country: United States (Maryland)

About Me:

I am a post-doctoral fellow in foreign policy at the Brookings Institution and an adjunct lecturer at American University's School of International Service. My research is on the post-conflict stabilization, peacekeeping, peacebuilding, and democratization. In particular, I look at the use of referendums in peace processes. I have a BA from the University of California at Berkeley in History and Peace & Conflict Studies, an MA from the Middlebury Institute for International Studies at Monterey in International Policy, and a PhD in International Relations from American University's School of International Service. I also have a background in international post-conflict elections administration and advising and have worked with international organizations in Kosovo, Romania, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Nepal, South Sudan, and Libya.

Research Interests

Elections, Election Administration, and Voting Behavior


Conflict Processes & War

Comparative Democratization

Foreign Policy

Specific Areas of Interest

Referendums, Elections, Voting

Direct Democracy

Peace Agreements

Peace And Conflict

Peace Building

Countries of Interest



Timor-Leste (East Timor)


South Sudan