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Associate professor, University of Central Florida

Jonathan Powell is an associate professor in the School of Politics, Security, and International Affairs at the University of Central Florida.


  • 2018–present
    Associate Professor, University of Central Florida
  • 2014–2018
    Assistant Professor, University of Central Florida
  • 2012–2014
    Assistant Professor, Nazarbayev University


  • 2013 
    University of Kentucky, Ph.D
  • 2005 
    Western Kentucky University, B.A.


  • 2019
    Failed Coups, Demcratization, and Authoritarian Entrenchment, African Affairs
  • 2019
    Leader Survival Strategies and the Onset of Civil Conflict, Armed Forces & Society
  • 2019
    Female Executives, Women's Status, and the Use of Force, Journal of Women, Politics, & Policy
  • 2018
    The Influence of Post-Coup Signals on Regime Survival, Journal of Conflict Resolution
  • 2018
    Military Allocations, and Regime Stability in Transitional Democracies, Democratization
  • 2018
    Gender as a Source of Civil-Military Friction, Armed Forces & Society
  • 2017
    Mutiny in Cote d'Ivoire, Africa Spectrum
  • 2016
    The Conditional Effect of Trade on Women's Status, Studies in Comparative International Development
  • 2016
    Economic Interdependence and Post-Coup Democratization, Democratization
  • 2016
    Investing in Stability, Journal of Peace Research
  • 2016
    Combating Coups d'etat in Africa, 1950-2014, Studies in Comparative International Development
  • 2016
    The Impact of Coups on Democratization, Foreign Policy Analysis
  • 2014
    Trading Coups for Civil War, African Security Review
  • 2014
    Regime Vulnerability and the Diversionary Threat of Force, Journal of Conflict Resolution
  • 2014
    An Assessment of the Democratic Coup Theory, African Security Review
  • 2012
    Determinants of the Attempting and Outcome of Coups, Journal of Conflict Resolution
  • 2011
    Global Instances of Coups: A New Dataset, Journal of Peace Research