Christopher Blair studies international relations and comparative politics, with a substantive focus on the political economy of conflict and migration. The main questions motivating his research are: (1) how counterinsurgency policies impact rebel and civilian behavior; and (2) how prospective hosts respond to forcibly displaced people. In a related, secondary agenda, he also investigates the impact of public opinion on foreign policy. Prior to joining Princeton, he received a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. from the University of Virginia.
- Christopher W., Guy Grossman, and Jeremy M. Weinstein. 2022. "Forced Displacement and Asylum Policy in the Developing World.” International Organization 76(2): 337-378.
- Blair, Christopher W., Guy Grossman, and Jeremy M. Weinstein. 2022. "Liberal Displacement Policies Attract Forced Migrants in the Global South.” American Political Science Review 116(1): 351-358.
- Blair, Christopher W., Michael C. Horowitz, and Philip B.K. Potter. 2022. "Leadership Targeting and Militant Alliance Breakdown.” Journal of Politics 84(2): 923-943.
- Winner of the 2019 Young Investigators Competition from Time-Sharing Experiments for the Social Sciences (TESS)
- Winner of the 2022 APSA Presidents & Executive Politics (PEP) Founders Award Honoring David Naveh for Best Graduate Student Paper