David Siegel, Professor

David Siegel
Contact Info:
Office Location:  140 Science Drive, 293 Gross Hall, Box 90204, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone:  (919) 660-4300
Email Address:  
Web Page:   https://sites.duke.edu/daveasiegel//files/2020/07/CV_Siegel.pdf

Teaching (Fall 2022):

Office Hours:

Tuesday 9:30-11:30 & by appointment

Ph.D., Stanford University, 2006
MA, Stanford University, 2004
AM, Harvard University, 1998
AB, Princeton University, 1996

Security, Peace, & Conflict
Political Economy
Political Institutions
Behavior & Identities
Research Interests: collective action, political violence and terrorism, social networks, elections

David A Siegel (Stanford Ph.D., 2006) is Associate Professor of Political Science. His research addresses the theoretical determinants of collective action in the contexts of political violence and terrorism, elections, and opinion and identity formation. He has published in journals such as the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, and Journal of Politics, and is the coauthor of A Behavioral Theory of Elections and A Mathematics Course for Political and Social Research, both from Princeton University Press. Prior to coming to Duke, he was on faculty at Florida State University.

Areas of Interest:

Collective Action
Formal Theory
Social Networks

Curriculum Vitae
Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Wirtz, JJ; Siegel, DA; Shapiro, JN; Zegart, A; Johnson, LK, INS special forum on David Sherman’s ‘An Intelligence Classic That Almost Never Was–Roberta Wohlstetter’s Pearl Harbor: Warning and Decision, Intelligence and National Security, vol. 37 no. 3 (January, 2022), pp. 346-358 [doi]  [abs].
  2. Datta, AC; Siegel, DA, Inclusive and Non-Inclusive Networks, Ps: Political Science & Politics (January, 2021), pp. 7-9 [doi] .
  3. Crabtree, C; Kern, HL; Siegel, DA, Cults of personality, preference falsification, and the dictator’s dilemma, Journal of Theoretical Politics, vol. 32 no. 3 (July, 2020), pp. 409-434 [doi]  [abs].
  4. Beardsley, K; Liu, H; Mucha, PJ; Siegel, DA; Tellez, JF, Hierarchy and the provision of order in international politics, Journal of Politics, vol. 82 no. 2 (April, 2020), pp. 731-746 [doi]  [abs].
  5. Mele, CS; Siegel, DA, Identifiability, state repression, and the onset of ethnic conflict, Public Choice, vol. 181 no. 3-4 (December, 2019), pp. 399-422 [doi]  [abs].