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, including in-depth qualitative interviews, archival and survey research, statistical analysis, network approaches and computerized text scraping and analytics. I have conducting 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.” Forthcoming in 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. Forthcoming 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.