Dr Prabin Khadka

Department of Government
Dr Prabin Khadka



  • PhD New York University,

  • MA School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, (2011)


University of Essex

  • Lecturer, Department of Government, University of Essex (1/6/2020 - present)

Other academic

  • Lecturer, Department of Government (1/6/2020 - present)

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Introduction to Politics (GV100)

  • Conflict Analysis (GV217)

  • International Security Studies (GV517)

Previous supervision

Mehmet Erdem Arslan
Mehmet Erdem Arslan
Thesis title: Information and Communication Technologies and the Dynamics of Civil Conflict
Degree subject: Government
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 29/9/2023


Journal articles (4)

Khadka, P., Gilligan, M. and Samii, C., (2023). Intrinsic Social Incentives in State and Non-State Armed Groups. American Political Science Review. 117 (1), 22-41

Haas, N. and Khadka, PB., (2020). If They Endorse It, I Can't Trust It: How Outgroup Leader Endorsements Undercut Public Support for Civil War Peace Settlements. American Journal of Political Science. 64 (4), 982-1000

Caruso, R., Khadka, P., Petrarca, I. and Ricciuti, R., (2017). The economic impact of peacekeeping. Evidence from South Sudan. Defence and Peace Economics. 28 (2), 250-270

Phayal, A., Khadka, PB. and Thyne, CL., (2015). What Makes an Ex-Combatant Happy? A Micro-Analysis of Disarmament, Demobilization, and Reintegration in South Sudan. International Studies Quarterly. 59 (4), 654-668

Book chapters (1)

Khadka, PB. and Phayal, A., (2022). The political economy of peacekeeping: unemployment, violence, and trust towards peacekeepers. Evidence from Somalia. In: Consent in peacekeeping. Edward Elgar Publishing. 327- 342. 9781839109928

Grants and funding


How does Public Opinion Influence State and Non-State Political Elites' Attitudes toward Peace Settlements? Experimental Evidence from South Sudan

British Academy


Can Democratic Agency Reduce the Appeal of Violent Extremism Among Internally Displaced Persons on? Evidence from a Field Experiment in Somali IDP Communities

Innovations for Poverty Action

Militant Courts or Police Posts? RCT Evidence on Women, Women Police, and Forum Shopping in Somalia - Resubmission

Innovations for Poverty Action



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