Benjamin Leo

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  • Political Science
  • PhD Student
  • Teaching Assistant
  • Political Science
1606 Patterson Office Tower
Research Interests:

I am a second year student studying International Relations and Comparative Politics. My research interests center on cryptocurrencies, and how their use is related to, or otherwise results in, the occurence of various forms of political violence such as protests, terrorist attacks, and conflict onset. Currently I am investigating how anti-state groups are using cryptocurrencies to both facilitate donations and distribute funds within their organization. Also, I am researching how states are responding to cryptocurrency use within their borders, as well as how they are leveraging them to circumvent international sanctions. 

Previously I earned my B.A. from the University of Cincinanti, Summa Cum Launde, where I majored in Political Science and International Affairs