Roya Izadi


Dr. Roya Izadi joined the Political Science Department as an Assistant Professor in Fall 2022 after earning her PhD in Political Science from Binghamton University (SUNY). She also served as predoctoral/postdoctoral fellow at the Gender and the Security Sector Lab at Cornell University. Her research and teaching interests include political economy of security, politics of authoritarianism, civil-military relations, political violence, security sector reform, conflict, and post-conflict settlements, with a focus on the Middle East and North Africa. Her research has been published in the Journal of Conflict Resolution and Research and Politics. She has also won multiple awards for outstanding research by the International Studies Association and the Peace Science Society (International).

Dr. Izadi teaches courses on Middle Eastern Politics, International Conflict, Authoritarianism, Civil/Military Relations, Security, and International Relations.


Civil-military relations, political economy of security, political violence, security sector reform, conflict, post-conflict settlements, gender and conflict


  • Ph.D., Binghamton University (SUNY), 2022
  • M.A., Miami University (OH), 2016
  • M.A., University of Tehran, 2014
  • B.A., University of Tehran, 2011

Selected Publications

Forthcoming. “The Reputational Cost of Military Aggression: Evidence from the 2022 Russian Invasion of Ukraine.” Research and Politics (with Peyman Asadzade).

2022. “State Security or Exploitation: A Theory of Military Involvement in the Economy.” Journal of Conflict Resolution 66(4-5): 729-754.