Summer E. Lindsey


I am an assistant professor in Political Science at Rutgers University. My research agenda focuses on the enduring implications of armed conflict for human security.

My work combines experimental approaches with quantitative and qualitative observational work to understand when and how norms change to affect women’s security. I contend that, while some post conflict security threats stem from structural change, many threats extend after armed conflict because of conflict’s effect on attitudes and norms.

I have conducted fieldwork in Democratic Republic of Congo, India and Croatia. My research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, United States Institute of Peace, Folke Bernadotte Academy, and the Earth Institute, Harriman Institute, and the Department of Political Science at Columbia University. 

I hold a Ph.D., M.Phil., M.A., and B.A. in Political Science from Columbia University.