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Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Missouri-Kansas City

Dr. Rebecca Best joined the Political Science Department at UMKC in the Fall of 2012. Her current research focuses on the reintegration of female combatants, the effects of women in government on the prospects for peace resolutions of civil wars, the effects of insurgent fractionalization on bargaining between states and rebels, and the effects of terror watch lists.


  • 2012–present
    Assistant Professor, University of Missouri - Kansas City