Kelly M. Kadera

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Kelly M. Kadera
Associate Professor
373 SH
Drop-in hours:
W 8:00–11:00am
Phone number:
(319) 335-2363

Research Areas

International Relations
Formal Theory


Prof. Kadera studies conflict processes and dynamic modeling.


PhD University of Illinois, 1995


  • “Conflict Environments and Civil War Onset.” Journal of Global Strategic Studies (with L. Reid, R. Myrick, and M. Crescenzi, forthcoming)
  • “Re-evaluating Gender and IR Scholarship: Moving beyond Reiter’s Dichotomies toward Effective Synergies.” Journal of Conflict Resolution (with L. Sjoberg and C. Thies, 2018)
  • “Built to Last: Understanding the Link between Democracy and Conflict in the International System.” International Studies Quarterly (with M. Crescenzi, 2016)
  • “The Social Underpinnings of Women’s Worth in the Study of World Politics: Culture, Leader Emergence, and Coauthorship.” International Studies Perspectives (2013)