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Justin Scott Schon

Post Doctoral Researcher, University of Florida

I am interested in the modelling of migration, armed conflict, and development. While I do a great deal of quantitative modelling of spatial, temporal, and network dynamics, I have also used fieldwork to generate qualitative insights. My book manuscript, which is currently under review, examines civilian survival strategies during conflict with a focus on the Syrian civil war. Closely related work is published in the Journal of Peace Research. I have also modeled internal displacement dynamics in Somalia, yielding publications in Journal of Refugee Studies, Civil Wars, and Journal of Social Structure. In addition, I have created new data on African pro-government militias with Yehuda Magid, yielding a publication in International Interactions. I also have forthcoming work in Political Geography with Jennifer N. Brass, Elizabeth Baldwin, and Lauren M. MacLean on the spatial distribution of solar panels in Ghana.


  • –present
    Post Doctoral Researcher, University of Florida