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 and Commentary 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.