Yuhki Tajima is Associate Professor at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and a core faculty member of the Asian Studies Program. He has authored a book entitled The Institutional Origins of Communal Violence: Indonesia’s Transition from Authoritarian Rule (Cambridge University Press 2014) and articles in The American Journal of Political Science, The American Political Science Review, The Journal of Conflict Resolution, The Journal of East Asian Studies, The Journal of Southeast Asian Economies, and The World Bank Indonesian Social Development Papers. His research examines communal violence, insurgencies, post-war societies, criminal gangs, and the political economy of development using extensive fieldwork and quantitative methods.
Dr. Tajima was previously Assistant Professor of Political Science at The University of California, Riverside and an Order, Conflict, and Violence Fellow at Yale University’s MacMillan Center for International Affairs. He has consulted extensively with the World Bank and the United Nations Development Programme and was a researcher at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. He holds a PhD in Public Policy and a Master of Public Administration in International Development from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Arts in Physics from Swarthmore College.