Gaku Ito, PhD

Political Scientist

Assistant Professor

Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Hiroshima University

I am an Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Hiroshima University (広島大学, October 2018 - present). My area of research is empirical studies of International Relations, with primary focuses on the causes, dynamics, and outcomes of armed conflicts and the legacies of historical events and institutions. My methodological interests include archival sources, event data, and images along with causal inference and spatial analysis techniques.

Before joining Hiroshima University, I received a PhD in Advanced Social and International Studies from the University of Tokyo and worked as a Research Fellow at the National Institutes for the Humanities (April 2016 - September 2018). My work has appeared or is forthcoming in the Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Peace Research, and other journals as well as several edited volumes.

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