Erik Lin-Greenberg

Erik Lin-Greenberg

Assistant Professor

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Emerging technology, crisis escalation, and security strategy.

Biography

Erik Lin-Greenberg is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at MIT. He received his PhD from Columbia University, and his M.S. and B.S. in Political Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Professor Lin-Greenberg's research examines how emerging military technology affects conflict dynamics and the regulation and use of force. His current book project leverages experimental methods, archival research, elite interviews, and surveys to study how remote warfighting technologies – like drones and cyber warfare – shape crisis escalation. In other ongoing projects, he explore how technology influences alliance relationships and public attitudes toward the use of force, and is interested in the role of food in international politics.

Professor Lin-Greenberg's work has appeared in a variety of academic and policy outlets including Security Studies, Journal of Peace Research, International Peacekeeping, The Washington Post, Foreign Policy, and War on the Rocks. His research has been supported by the Eisenhower Institute, the Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy, the Smith Richardson Foundation, Tobin Project, and Columbia University. He previously worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perry World House, and as a Carnegie Pre-doctoral Fellow at Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation.

News

New Year, Fresh Threats

What can mis- and disinformation scholars learn from the security studies field? Erik Lin-Greenberg joined Susan Landau, Gabrielle Lim, and Joan Donovan for a Shorenstein Center 'Big, If True Webinar.'  

A new world of warcraft

Leda Zimmerman MIT Political Science

Political scientist Erik Lin-Greenberg explores how a burgeoning high-tech arsenal is shaping military conflict.

Biography

Erik Lin-Greenberg is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at MIT. He received his PhD from Columbia University, and his M.S. and B.S. in Political Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Professor Lin-Greenberg's research examines how emerging military technology affects conflict dynamics and the regulation and use of force. His current book project leverages experimental methods, archival research, elite interviews, and surveys to study how remote warfighting technologies – like drones and cyber warfare – shape crisis escalation. In other ongoing projects, he explore how technology influences alliance relationships and public attitudes toward the use of force, and is interested in the role of food in international politics.

Professor Lin-Greenberg's work has appeared in a variety of academic and policy outlets including Security Studies, Journal of Peace Research, International Peacekeeping, The Washington Post, Foreign Policy, and War on the Rocks. His research has been supported by the Eisenhower Institute, the Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy, the Smith Richardson Foundation, Tobin Project, and Columbia University. He previously worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perry World House, and as a Carnegie Pre-doctoral Fellow at Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation.

News

New Year, Fresh Threats

What can mis- and disinformation scholars learn from the security studies field? Erik Lin-Greenberg joined Susan Landau, Gabrielle Lim, and Joan Donovan for a Shorenstein Center 'Big, If True Webinar.'  

A new world of warcraft

Leda Zimmerman MIT Political Science

Political scientist Erik Lin-Greenberg explores how a burgeoning high-tech arsenal is shaping military conflict.