Peer-reviewed journal articles
2021 Keeping electoral peace? Activities of United Nations peacekeeping operations and their effects on election-related violence. Conflict Management and Peace Science Forthcoming. Abstract. Preprint version. Winner of the 2017 Dina Zinnes Award from the SSIP Section of the International Studies Association
2020 Silencing Their Critics: How Effective Are Governments in Restricting Civil Society? (with Kristin M. Bakke, Neil Mitchell and Dominic Perera), British Journal of Political Science. Abstract. Preprint version and replication material. Publisher’s version.
2020 Mitigating election violence locally: UN peacekeepers’ election-education campaigns in Côte d’Ivoire, Journal of Peace Research. Abstract. Preprint version and replication material. Publisher’s version.
2019 When States Crack Down on Human Rights Defenders (with Kristin M. Bakke and Neil Mitchell), International Studies Quarterly. Abstract. Preprint version and replication material. Publisher’s version.
2019 United Nations peacekeeping locally: Enabling conflict resolution, reducing communal violence, Journal of Conflict Resolution. Abstract. Preprint version and replication material. Publisher’s version.
2016 From a Perpetrator’s Perspective: International election observers and post-electoral violence, Journal of Peace Research 53(2): 226-241. Abstract. Preprint version and replication material. Publisher’s version.
Peer-reviewed book chapters
Smidt, Hannah (Forthcoming). Peacekeeping and Elections. In: Han Dorussen (ed.). Peacekeeping and International Relations. London: Edward Elgar Publishing.
2020. “Governments Around the World Are Restricting Rights, Using the Pandemic as Cover,” The Washington Post’s Monkey Cage (with Neil Mitchell and Kristin Bakke), May 6, 2020. Read here.
2019 From disaggregated findings to „bigger picture“ and spatial modeling implications in peacekeeping research. Reply to „Violence reduction or relocation“ by Laura Peitz and Gregor Reisch. Read here.
2018 Shrinking Civic Space in Africa: When Governments Crack Down on Civil Society. GIGA Focus Africa 4 (Nov). Read here.
2018 Book review: Matanock, Aila M. 2017. Electing Peace. From Civil Conflict to Political Participation. Africa Spectrum 53(2): 135-138. Read here.
2015 Why the 2015 Presidential Election Was Peaceful, Africa at LSE Blog, Part of the African Elections series. Read here.