Gabriella Levy

Hello! I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Political Science at Duke University! My research concerns the intersection of political violence and public attitudes. My dissertation project is entitled “Variation in Public Responses to Violence Against Civilians.” In it, I argue that there are three broad reasons why people may react differently to such violence: variation in the form of the violence, variation in other things armed groups do besides commit violence, and variation in the identity of the perpetrator. At Duke, I am a member of Devlab@Duke and the Latin American Working Group. I am also a Kenan Institute for Ethics Graduate Fellow for the 2020-2021 school year. I can be contacted at