Aidan Milliff

Aidan Milliff

Ph.D. Candidate

MIT Political Science

Hi!

I’m Aidan Milliff. I am a Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where I am affiliated with the MIT Security Studies Program. In 2021-2022, I am a USIP-Minerva Peace and Security Scholar, and a predoctoral fellow at the Institute for Security and Conflict Studies at George Washington University. My research combines computational social science methods and qualitative tools to answer questions about the cognitive, emotional, and social forces that shape political violence, forced migration, post-violence politics, and the politics of South Asia.

Before MIT, I was a James C. Gaither Junior Fellow in the South Asia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where I studied nuclear deterrence in South Asia, the military balance in South Asia, and domestic state capacity and governance in India. I was born and raised in Colorado.

Interests
  • Political Violence
  • Emotions and Decision Making
  • South Asia
  • Migration
Education
  • AM, International Relations, 2015

    The University of Chicago

  • AB, Political Science, 2015

    The University of Chicago

Teaching @ MIT

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