Martin Ottmann is Associate Professor in Peace and Conflict Studies as well as Head of Research for the School of Government.
His research examines the political economy of civil war and development, focusing on the effects of power-sharing on resource redistribution, contentious politics, and political trust. He is also co-founder of the Citizens in Peace Processes (CIPP) research network.
Martin's research combines advanced statistical research methods with qualitative field research. He relies on a wide range of unique data sources that include geo-referenced event data, public opinion surveys, and qualitative elite and expert interviews. His current and past research projects involved field research in Liberia and Indonesia.
His research has been published across a range of leading peer-reviewed journals bridging Political Science, International Relations, and Development Studies. He is currently leading a large research project funded by the German Research Foundation.