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Jane Esberg

Jane Esberg

Postdoctoral Fellow

About

Jane Esberg is a postdoctoral fellow at Princeton's Empirical Studies of Conflict Project and the International Crisis Group. Her research centers on authoritarian repression and political violence, with a focus on Latin America and Spain. In her dissertation, she used new micro-data on political killings, detention, exile, and pop culture censorship to understand variation in the targets and tools of repression during the Pinochet dictatorship in Chile. Results demonstrate that repression served not just to eliminate opposition, but to appeal to supporters. She received her PhD from Stanford, where she was a Stanford Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellow, a Dissertation Fellow at the Institute for Research in the Social Sciences, a fellow at the Center for Ethics in Society, and a fellow at the Stanford Center for International Conflict and Negotiation.