I'm a graduate student in the Department of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland, College Park. My research interests revolve around intrastate conflict, political violence, rebel group behavior and governance as well as computational methods. I hold a B.A. in American Studies from Leipzig University, Germany, and an M.A. in International Studies/Peace and Conflict Research from Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany. Before starting graduate school at UMD I gained research experience outside university, including as a research assistant at Peace Research Institute Frankfurt and research intern at Max Planck Research Group How 'Terrorists' Learn.


  • Degree Type
    Degree Details
    International Studies/Peace and Conflict Research
  • Degree Type
    Degree Details
    American Studies


  • "A Quantitative Discourse Analysis of German Right-Wing Weekly Junge Freiheit." International Conference on Computational Social Science. Presented with Dr. Christian Czymara. Online.


  • Civil war
  • Political violence
  • Rebel behavior
  • Self-determination and recognition
  • Civilian targeting
  • Computational methods

Research Topics

  • Comparative Politics
  • International Relations
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Government and Politics Department
leobauer [at] umd.edu