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Liana Eustacia Reyes

Liana Eustacia Reyes

Assistant Professor // Political Science

Assistant Professor // Cornerstone

Research focus:
Civil Wars, Law, Conflict Resolution

Curriculum vitae

Office and Contact

Room: BRNG 2256


Phone: 494-4161


International Relations
Civil Wars
Rebel Law
Conflict Resolution

Liana Eustacia Reyes, J.D., Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at Purdue University.  

Dr. Reyes examines the causes and consequences of rebel law and governance, particularly their implications for conflict resolution, using quantitative and qualitative methods (e.g., fieldwork, archival research, large-n). Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, Rice University's Social Sciences Institute, and the University of Pennsylvania's Office of the Vice Provost for Research. It appears in journals such as International Studies Quarterly, Journal of Conflict Resolution, and Studies of Conflict and Terrorism.  

For the 2022-2023 academic year, Dr. Reyes worked as a Provost's Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania's Department of Political Science and Penn Development Research Initiative-Development Lab. She holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from Rice University, M.A. in Politics from New York University, M.A. in Global Affairs from Florida International University, and a Juris Doctor in International and Comparative Law from Florida International University. Prior to academia, Dr. Reyes gained professional experiences that expanded across industries: national security, intelligence and investigations, and law. 


Selected Publications

Conrad, Justin, Liana Eustacia Reyes, and Megan A. Stewart (2022) “Revisiting Opportunism in Civil Conflict: Natural Resource Extraction and Healthcare Provision." Journal of Conflict Resolution. 1(66): 91-114.

Hinkainen, Kaisa, Sara M. T. Polo, and Liana Eustacia Reyes (2021) “Making Peace or Preventing It? UN Peacekeeping, Terrorism, and Civil War Negotiations?" International Studies Quarterly. 65(1): 29-42.