Political Science

Faculty & Staff

Dr. Marc Scarcelli

Dr. Marc Scarcelli
Associate Professor of Political Science

Office Phone: 909-869-4364
Email: scarcelli@cpp.edu
Office Location: 94-310
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Academic Area

International Relations, Comparative Politics

Areas of Expertise

Civil war, ethnic conflict, terrorism, guerrilla warfare, Haiti, extreme poverty

Research Statement

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.

Academic Degrees

  • PhD, University of California, Davis, 2009
  • BA, Purdue University, 1999

Courses Taught

No classes taught


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)