Daniel Gustafson

Daniel Gustafson

Postdoctoral Associate

University of Pittsburgh

About Me

I am a Postdoctoral Fellow working with Text(Col)Lab in the Department of Political Science at the University of Pittsburgh with research and teaching interests in International Relations and Political Methodology. I earned my Ph.D. in political science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2020.

I primarily study civil conflict, nonviolent dissent, and government repression. Methodologically, I focus on Bayesian data analysis and measurement models. My research has been published at the Journal of Conflict Resolution, Political Science Research and Methods, and Studies in Conflict & Terrorism. I have teaching experience in political methodology and international relations.


  • Political Violence
  • Contentious Politics
  • Government Repression
  • Bayesian Data Analysis


  • Ph.D. in Political Science, 2020

    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  • BA in Political Science, 2013

    University at Albany, SUNY


A latent variable approach to measuring and explaining peace agreement strength

(2019). Published in Political Science Research and Methods

It Comes with the Territory: Why States Negotiate with Ethno-Political Organizations

(2019). Published in Studies in Conflict & Terrorism


Advanced Bayesian Methods

Summer 2017, Summer 2018, Summer 2019