Sara Mitchell

University of Iowa


Sara Mitchell is Associate Professor of Political Science and recipient of the Faculty Scholar Award (2007-2010) at the University of Iowa. She is Co-Director of the Issue Correlates of War Project, a member of the Correlates of War Advisory Board, and an Associate Editor of Foreign Policy Analysis. She received her Ph.D. in Political Science from Michigan State University in 1997. She has edited three special journal issues and published nearly 20 journal articles and book chapters in leading outlets including the American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Politics, International Studies Quarterly, Political Geography, and the Journal of Conflict Resolution. She is the recipient of four major research awards from the National Science Foundation, as well as numerous research grants from the University of Iowa and Florida State University. Her areas of expertise include international conflict, democratic peace, international organizations, diversionary theory, international courts, conflict management, and geopolitical issues.