Assistant Professor
Saint Louis University

Matthew Nanes is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Saint Louis University. Before  SLU, he was a postdoc at Stanford University’s Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law.  His research focuses on domestic security institutions and citizen-state relations, particularly in places plagued by violent intergroup conflict. For example, how does minority integration into the police rank-and-file affect citizens’ willingness to cooperate with police officers? Does marginalization from state security forces motivate anti-state violence? How does community-oriented policing affect engagement with the state? I explore these questions using surveys and experimental research in the Middle East and Southeast Asia. He received his Ph.D. from the Department of Political Science at the University of California San Diego in 2017, and he proudly holds a B.A. from Rice University in Houston, Texas.