Melissa Carlson and Barbara Koremenos. “Cooperation Failure or Informal Cooperation? Explaining Low Levels of Formal Cooperation between Absolute Monarchies.” Forthcoming, The Review of International Organizations. Click here for publication. Melissa Carlson, Laura Jakli, and Katerina Linos (2018). "Rumors and Refugees: How Government-Created Information Vacuums Undermine Effective Crisis Management." International Studies Quarterly, 62(3), 671-685. Click here for publication. * Winner of the 2019 prize as the best article dealing with European Politics & Society published in 2018, American Political Science Association
Melissa Carlson, Laura Jakli, and Katerina Linos (2017). "Refugees Misdirected: How Information, Misinformation and Rumors Shape Refugees' Access to Fundamental Rights." Virginia Journal of International Law, Vol. 57.3. Click here for publication.
Katerina Linos and Melissa Carlson (2017). "Qualitative Methods for Law Review Writing." The University of Chicago Law Review. Vol. 84 : Iss. 1 , Article 10. Click here for publication.
Journal Articles Under Review
Katerina Linos, Laura Jakli, and Melissa Carlson. "Text Message Donations: A New Measure of In-Group Favoritism and Out-Group Prejudice." Revise and Resubmit at the American Political Science Review. Katerina Linos, Melissa Carlson, Laura Jakli, Nadia Dalma, Isabelle Cohen, and Afroditi Veloudaki, “When Do Disadvantaged Populations Respond to Health Messaging? Comparing Telephone, Email, and Mailing Methods in a Randomized Controlled Trial in Greece.” Under Review.
Melissa Carlson and Vinod Aggarwal. "Military Forces, Coercive Signals, and Disaster Response Effectiveness." Under Review.
Melissa Carlson, Compatibility Between Commands: How Organizational Similarities Drive Cooperation Between State Militaries and Foreign Militants. Book Manuscript.
Melissa Carlson, “Why do state armed forces and foreign militants form joint commands and carry out joint attacks? Examining the organizational dynamics of military-militant alliances.”
Melissa Carlson, “Rethinking the Role of Militants in International Cooperation,” Presented at the ISA-ISSS IS West Lafayette Conference, November 2018.
Melissa Carlson, “The Use of Siege Tactics Against Civilians in Civil War,” Presented at the International Studies Association Conference held in Baltimore, Feb. 2017.
Melissa Carlson, “Negotiations in Humanitarian Crises: Explaining Variation in Delegation to Aid Organizations,” Presented at the International Studies Association Conference held in Baltimore, Feb. 2017.
Barbara Koremenos and Melissa Carlson, “It’s Regime Type, Not Religion: The Absolutist Logic.” Laura Jakli, Melissa Carlson, and Katerina Linos. “Unintended Consequences: Reexamining Smuggling in the Context of the European Refugee Crisis.”
Melissa Carlson and Sherry Zaks. “Testing Your Rivals: A Case Selection Framework for Testing Competing Hypotheses.”
Laura Jakli, Melissa Carlson, and Katerina Linos. “Anti-immigrant forces won a victory at the E.U. This is how immigrants will respond.” Washington Post (Monkey Cage). August 14, 2018
Melissa Carlson. "Monkey Cage: Trump's Travel Ban May Backfire - And Hinder U.S. Policy." Washington Post. February 9, 2017.
"Digital Refuge." Collaboration with Dr. Katerina Linos and Laura Jakli, supported by seed funding from CITRIS and the Banatao Institute. Click here for project website.
This project draws from a wide variety of social media sources and data collected by aid organizations to identify and trace rumors spreading through refugee communities in Greece. We aim to develop a website that aggregates and effectively visualizes rumor trends to aid refugees in decision-making, as well as government officials and aid organizations as they design and implement refugee policy and programming.
"Explaining Variation in Refugee Health Service Access: Results from Survey Experiments with Syrian Refugees in Jordan." Collaboration with Dr. Nour Abdo and Amer Abu Shakra from the Jordanian University of Science and Technology.
This project assesses how urban refugees' perceptions of health care providers influences their decision to access medical services from particular providers. In addition to examining why refugees opt to use more expensive, private care providers rather than NGO and subsidized providers, we focus on identifying factors that influence urban refugees' decision to use informal care providers, such as pharmacists, and refugees with previous medical experience practicing informally in the country, rather than visit formal providers. To identify these factors, we conducted an in-person survey experiment with over 400 Syrians living in Irbid and Amman governorates, as well as a Facebook survey experiment, through which we had over 6300 respondents. Additionally, we conducted 22 semi-structured, in-depth interviews with aid organization workers and government officials.