Dr Marius Mehrl

Dr Marius Mehrl


I joined POLIS in October 2022. Prior to this, I was a Postdoc at Ludwig Maximilians University (LMU) Munich.

I received my PhD in Government from the University of Essex in 2020 and previously studied there as well as at LMU Munich.

I have also held visiting positions at the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) and the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).

My CV can be found here.

Research interests

I use quantitative methods to study international relations. My work focuses on domestic armed conflict, civil-military relations, and international conflict and cooperation. Within these topics, I have a particular focus on gender, external intervention, security institutions, and the international arms trade.

Methodologically, I rely on a variety of quantitative approaches and maintain a special interest in network analysis.

My research on these topics has been published in journals including Comparative Political Studies, the Journal of Conflict Resolution, and the Political Studies Review.

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  • PhD Government, University of Essex
  • MSc Conflict Resolution, University of Essex
  • BA Social and Cultural Anthropology, LMU Munich
  • BA Political Science, LMU Munich

Student education

I teach international relations, security studies, and quantitative methods at POLIS.