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Political Science
210 Sierra Hall
CSU Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330-8254

Hours: M-F (8 a.m. to 5 p.m)
Phone: (818) 677-3488
Fax: (818) 677-4502


Jennifer De Maio , Ph.D.


Jennifer De Maio

Contact Information

  • Jennifer De Maio
    Office Location: ST 233
    Office phone: (818) 677-4744
    Email: jdemaio@csun.edu


  • Ph.D. from UCLA (2005)
  • MSC at the London School of Economics (1998).

Courses Taught

  • 155 American Political Institutions
  • 422 International Politics
  • 420E International Relations of Selected Areas:Africa
  • 439A Government and Politics of Sub-Saharan Africa
  • 471C Proseminar:International Relations




Selected Publications and Presentations

Recent publications include "Managing Civil Wars: An Evaluation of Conflict Prevention Strategies in Africa" in World Affairs (2006) and "Women and Conflict Management in West Africa" in Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures (2004). Her current work includes Confronting Ethnic Conflict: The Role of Third Parties in Managing Africa's Internal Wars (under review).


Research and Interests

Dr. De Maio's research focuses on civil wars and conflict management. Specifically, she studies the dynamics of civil wars and the role that third parties play in ameliorating and/or exacerbating intergroup tensions. Her current work examines that question of peace process exclusivity and how it can generate spoilers like those found in Darfur. She is also investigating the transnationalization of civil wars and strategies that can be employed to prevent the spillover of conflicts across borders.