I am broadly interested in issues of nonviolent resistance, conflict, and political violence; particularly how violence affects civilians and, in turn, how civilians impact the broader processes within conflict. I use a variety of qualitative and quantitative methods in my research, with a focus on "big data" and "text-as-data," as well as in-depth qualitative interviews, archival and survey research, statistical analysis, network approaches and online ethnography. I have conducted research on militant and terrorist groups, peacekeeping and peace agreements, child soldiers, and non-combatants in conflict zones.


Publications in Peer Reviewed Journals:

Gade, Emily K., John Wilkerson, and Anne Washington. “Research Note: The .GOV Internet Archive.” The Political Methodologist, 2017See here for replication files.

Eastin, Joshua C. and Emily K. Gade. “Beheading the Hydra: Counterinsurgent Violence and Insurgent Attacks in Iraq.” Terrorism and Political Violence. 2016. See Data for replication files.

Gade, Emily K. "Defining the Non-Combatant," Journal of Military Ethics. 2010.

Gade, Emily K. "Child Soldier: The Question of Self Defense," Journal of Military Ethics. 2011.

Articles Under Review:

"Causes of Militant Infighting: Network Analysis from the Syrian Civil War," Emily K. Gade, Mohammad Hafez and Michael Gabbay – Revise and Resubmit at the Journal of Peace Research.

“Ideology, Militant Networks and Violence in Syria,” Emily K. Gade, Michael Gabbay, Mohammed Hafez and Zane Kelly - Revise and Resubmit at the Journal of Conflict Resolution.

Preparing for Submission (drafts available upon request):

“Theorizing the Built Environment of Conflict: Checkpoints, Connection and Civilian Support for Militancy”

“Terrorism, Insecurity and the Senate: Using the .GOV Internet Archive to Understand Senators’ Use of Religious Language in Times of Insecurity,” Emily K. Gade, Sarah Dreier, Jon Schaeffer, and John Wilkerson.

“Turning Human Suffering into Data: Fieldwork during the 2015 Palestinian Intifada.”

“Racism in International Relations? The Roots of Combatantcy Categories.” Paige Sechrest, Vanessa Quince and Emily K. Gade.