Kendra Koivu

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Faculty Member

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I am an assistant professor of political science at the University of New Mexico. I received my doctorate from Northwestern University where I studied comparative politics, qualitative methods, and international relations. My substantive research interests include organized crime, narcotics trafficking, early twentieth century Eurasian politics, statebuilding, and political economy, I also write about methodology, and my interests there include set theory, fs/QCA, counterfactual analysis, case selection procedures, and mixed methods research. I am currently working on a book manuscript titled Consorting with Criminals: Smuggling and Statebuilding in the Interwar Period.