Zuhaib S. Mahmood

Zuhaib S. Mahmood
  • PhD Student
  • Department of Political Science


Zuhaib Mahmood is a fifth year PhD candidate interested in international conflict, cooperation, and diplomacy. His substantive research interests include interstate politics, the international politics of civil war, and the role of institutions like the UN in facilitating diplomacy. He is also interested in text as data, predictive modeling, machine learning, and computational social science. His dissertation focuses on how speeches delivered at the UN can convey meaningful information about a country’s foreign policy interests.  

 Zuhaib received his B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he majored in Political Science and minored in Chemistry. He worked for 3 years, during and after his undergraduate work, at a digital pathology lab with UNC.