Omar Wasow



My current c.v. in pdf format.


Working Papers:

  • “Do Protest Tactics Matter? Evidence from the 1960s Black Insurgency” (formerly “Nonviolence, Violence and Voting: Effects of the 1960s Black Protests on White Attitudes and Voting Behavior”)
  • “What Effect Does Police Response Have on Violent Protest Severity?”
  • “The Expanding and Contracting Circle: How Media Cues about Violent Protest Influence Dominant Group Identity and Attitudes”
  • “The Protester’s Dilemma”
  • “Why Red-light Districts? Police Capacity and Municipal State Formation, 1822-1874”

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I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Politics at Princeton. I received a PhD in African American Studies, an MA in Government and an MA in Statistics from Harvard University. Previously, I co-founded and the Brooklyn Excelsior Charter School. I can be reached at owasow -at- gmail -dot- com.

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