Reed Wood


Associate Professor


School of Politics and Global Studies


Dr. Wood received his PhD at the University of North Carolina--Chapel Hill (2010) and earned his BA in history and human rights studies at the University of North Carolina--Asheville (2001). His current research focuses on the strategic dimensions of state and non-state actor violence against civilians during civil wars and the processes of strategic learning among states and insurgents during conflicts. His research and teaching interests broadly include human rights, state repression, civil conflict, and conflict management. He teaches courses on international relations, political violence, and human rights at ASU. Dr. Wood co-manages the Political Terror Scale (PTS), an index of state violations of physical integrity rights.  His research has recently been published in The Journal of Peace Research, Human Rights Quarterly, and International Studies Quarterly .