Jason Klocek is Assistant Professor in the School of Politics and International Relations at the University of Nottingham. He is also a Faculty Affiliate of the University of Notre Dame's Center for the Study of Religion and Society. Prior to joining SPIR, Jason held appointments as a Senior Researcher at the United States Institute of Peace and as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Notre Dame. He received the American Political Science Association's 2019 Aaron Wildavsky Award for the best dissertation in the field of religion and politics. He holds a PhD and MA in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley and an MA in Conflict Resolution from Georgetown University. He served with the U.S. Peace Corps in Turkmenistan from 2003-2005.
Jason's research and teaching interests primarily lie at the intersection of political violence and repression, with particular attention to the role of religion. His current book project explores how counterinsurgents construe and respond to religious rebellions with an empirical focus on British insurgency wars during the early postwar period. He has also written on the determinants of minority discrimination, religious violence, the military chaplaincy, interfaith dialogue, relational peace, intersectional stereotyping in political decision making, and religion during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Jason's scholarly work has appeared or is forthcoming in the Journal of Peace Research, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, Oxford Research Encyclopedia of International Studies, and Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics, among other publications. He has also engaged with media outlets such as The Washington Post, NBC News THINK, and the SiriusXM POTUS Politics Channel.
In the 2021-22 academic year, Jason will be teaching on the following modules:
- Understanding Global Politics
- The War in Iraq
- Insurgency and Terrorism
Students are very welcome to book on for office hours during term time using the School of Politics and IR booking page.
My current book project explores how states construe and respond to religious insurgencies. Other ongoing work considers the influence of religion on rebel organizational structure, U.S. foreign… read more
KLOCEK, JASON, 2021. Religion, Insurgency, and Counterinsurgency Oxford Research Encyclopedia of International Studies.
HENNE, PETER and KLOCEK, JASON, 2019. Taming the Gods: How Religious Conflict Shapes State Repression. Journal of Conflict Resolution. 63(1), 112-138
My current book project explores how states construe and respond to religious insurgencies. Other ongoing work considers the influence of religion on rebel organizational structure, U.S. foreign policy, nonviolent resistance, and COVID-19 vaccine engagement.