Emily Myers is a PhD candidate in the Security, Peace, and Conflict subfield. She is also a 2023-2024 USIP-Minerva Peace and Security Scholar, and a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow. Her research broadly examines civil war, gender and conflict, and rebel governance. Emily’s dissertation seeks to explain the role of civilians’ social ties in shaping local order during and after civil war. She draws on both cross-national and sub-national data and employs a range of methodological tools for causal inference in her work.