Lora DiBlasi

PhD Student

Lora DiBlasi joined the PhD program in the Department of Political Science at Michigan State University in 2014 with a major in International Relations and minor in Comparative Politics. She is currently an instructor at James Madison College at Michigan State University. Lora is a graduate of the Master of Public Policy program and received her BA from James Madison College.

Lora is primarily interested in political violence and security issues. Her dissertation explores the role of pro-government militias in state repression. She focuses on how leaders delegate repressive tasks to militias to secure and maintain their power. In addition, Lora is also interested in the intersection of national security and secrecy and the role of gender in conflict processes.

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