Bryce Reeder joined the political science department in 2016 after spending one year at Purdue University. He earned his PhD from the University of Illinois in 2015, where he studied international relations and quantitative research methods. His research explores the influence of external actors on the evolution of civil conflicts, such as third-party sponsorship of armed non-state actors and conflict management efforts by international institutions. This is in addition to his interest in the consequences of wars for civilian populations. His work has appeared in International Studies Review, International Interactions, Social Science Quarterly, Research & Politics, among others.