Faculty & Staff
Dr. Marc Scarcelli
Assistant Professor of Political Science
OFFICE HOURS: TuTh 1:30-2:50pm
Full CV (not updated)
International Relations, Comparative Politics
Areas of Expertise
Civil war, ethnic conflict, terrorism, guerrilla warfare, Haiti, extreme poverty
Dr. Scarcelli joined the department in the fall of 2014, having previously served in faculty positions at Ohio University and Bowdoin College. He teaches courses on international relations and comparative politics, offering a broad range of security topics, from war and terrorism to ethnic conflict and other non-state security threats. His research focuses on ethnic conflict and modern civil wars. He also maintains a strong personal interest in matters of extreme poverty, stemming from his background on involvement with humanitarian development work in Haiti.
PhD, University of California, Davis, 2009
BA, Purdue University, 1999
Examines the problem of terrorism, including its definition, origins and development, cases of terrorist organizations, its expansion into a global phenomenon, tactics and strategies, the question of causes, and counterterrorism’s tactics, strategies, and policy dilemmas.
Focuses on problems transcending international boundaries which are not state-centric, including problems with populations, health, food, climate, energy, water, and more. Emphasis is on interdependence, collective goods, sustainability, and contrasts between wealthy and poor populations.
Scarcelli, M. 2017. "The Uneven Application of the 'Civil War' Label to Iraq." Civil Wars, 19(1): 87-107. (Link)
Scarcelli, M. 2014. "Social Cleavages and Civil War Onset." Ethnopolitics 13(2) :181-202. (Link)
Scarcelli, M. 2012. "Religious identity and civil conflict in Africa." in Religious Ideas and Institutions: Transitions to Democracy in Africa, eds. E. J. Keller and R. Iyob. Pretoria: University of South Africa (UNISA) Press. (Link)
Kyle, D., & Scarcelli, M. 2009. "Migrant smuggling and the violence question: evolving illicit migration markets for Cuban and Haitian refugees." Crime, Law, and Social Change 52(3): 297-311. (Link)