Niels Appeldorn is a recent Ph.D. graduate in Political Science at Texas A&M University. His research focuses on international relations, political economy, and political conflict. More broadly, he is interested in the intersection of political economy, specifically the study of governance and institutions, and political conflict, with a focus on intra-state conflict and social movements.
In Appeldorn's dissertation, he examines the question of what determines rebels’ institutional choices of rebel governance. In Summer 2021, he was a TAMU College of Liberal Arts Summer Dissertation Fellow. Prior to his doctoral studies at Texas A&M University, Appeldorn received an M.A. in Political Science from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and a B.A. in International Relations from the University of Erfurt in Germany. He spent part of his undergraduate studies as a degree-seeking international student at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas.