Deniz Cil is an Assistant Research Professor at the Government and Politics Department (GVPT) and the Center for International Development and Conflict Management (CIDCM). Her main research focuses on the implementation of peace agreements following civil wars. Her other research examines the effect of foreign aid in conflict and post-conflict countries, civilian organization in wartime, design of peace agreements, and the localized effect of UN peacekeeping. She teaches courses on conflict and international institutions in GVPT's Master in International Relations (MAIR) Program.



  • GVPT 604: Introduction to War and Armed Conflict in World Politics  
  • GVPT 606: Introduction to International Institutions and International Law
  • GVPT 803: Seminar in International Political Organizations

Areas of Interest

  • Implementation of Peace Agreements
  • Conflict Termination
  • Civil War
  • Peacekeeping
  • Conflict Processes


  • Degree Type
    Degree Details
    Political Science, Department of Government and Politics, University of Maryland
  • Degree Type
    Degree Details
    MA in Eurasian – Atlantic Security Studies, International Relations Department, Bilkent University


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2117D Chincoteague Hall
Center for International Development and Conflict Management
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Office Hours
Tuesdays 2-3pm