Joan Barceló

Assistant Professor Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Email: joan.barcelo@nyu.edu
Education: BA Universitat de Barcelona; MSc Universitat Pompeu Fabra; MA New York University; PhD Washington University in St. Louis

Research Areas: Conflict, terrorism, political behavior


Joan Barceló is an assistant professor of political science at New York University in Abu Dhabi. His current projects focus on the micro-level causes and consequences of conflict. He is interested in a variety of topics, including conflict, terrorism, political identities, historical legacies, and political behavior.

Prior to starting at NYUAD, he obtained a PhD from Washington University in St. Louis’ Political Science Department in 2019. He obtained an MA. in Comparative Politics from New York University as a recipient of La Caixa Graduate Fellowship. He also holds a B.A. in political science from Universitat de Barcelona and an MSc from Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Moreover, he interned at the United Nations – ESCAP in Bangkok in 2013 and stayed as a graduate researcher at NYU Shanghai in 2014.

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