Personal profile


Research overview

Forthcoming and Under Review

  • D’Amico, E. & Maboudi, T. (Forthcoming). Vulnerability, Climate Laws, and Adaptation in the Middle East and North Africa. In Arce, M. Arce, C. Dupont, T. Eisenstadt, L. Feoli, & T. Maboudi (Eds.), Ideas, Interests, Institutions, and Nation-state Climate Politics: Mitigators, Adapters, and Mitigator-Adapters. Oxford University Press.
  • D’Amico, E. Unrest in Urbanity: Unraveling the Impact of Economic Shocks on Migration and Urban Dynamics.
  • D’Amico., E., Melin, M., & Sosa, S. No Ex-Combatant Left Behind: Economic Reintegration & the Durability of Peace. 
  • D’Amico, E. & Maboudi, T. Environmental Laws, Constitutionalism, and Climate Change Litigation. 

Works in Progress

  • D’Amico, E. & Peer, A. Resilient by Design: An Investigation of Climate Adaptation Laws in New England.
  • D’Amico, E. Climate Quandary: Investigating Causality from Climate Displacement to Unrest.
  • D’Amico, E. Climate-Affected Communities in Guatemala: Survey-Based Insights on Migration, Grievances, and Economic Expectations.
  • D’Amico, E. Migrant Shocks in Chicago: Quasi-Experimental Analysis of Outcomes and Community Integration.

Op-Eds and Alternative Publications

  • D’Amico, E. (2023). Montenegro v. Ashcroft Case Summary. Earth Refuge Legal Database.
  • D’Amico, E. (2023). “Stitching a Sustainable Future: Policy for Youth Migration, and Climate in Bangladesh's Textile Industry” in Blog Series: Youth, Migration, Environment, Climate Change, And Disaster Risk Reduction. IOM UN Migration.

Conference Presentations

  • American Political Science Association (APSA)
    • Climate Quandary: Investigating Causality from Climate Displacement to Unrest, Virtual Research Meeting, 2024
    • Unrest in Urbanity: Unraveling the Impact of Economic Shocks on Migration and Urban Dynamics, 2023
    • Vulnerability, Climate Change Laws, and Adaptation in the MENA Region, 2022
  • Empirical Studies of Conflict (ESOC) – Annual Meeting, 2023
    • Climate Quandary: Investigating Causality from Climate Displacement to Unrest.
  • Midwest Political Science Association
    • Climate Migration, Economic Drivers, and Urban Unrest: A quasi-experimental analysis in Bangladesh, 2023
    • The Climate-Conflict Nexus: Urban Migration and Data Innovations, 2022
    • How Integration Policy Moderates the Relationship Between Migration and Crime: A Cross- National Analysis, 2020
  • International Studies Association – Annual Conference
    • Economic Reincorporation in Civil War Peace Treaties & Peace Outcomes, 2022
    • Xenophobia and Its Implications for Refugee Policies: A Cross-National Study, 2018

Invited Lectures and Presentations

  • Progress, Pitfalls, and Promises of Political Science in Migration and Citizenship Research, APSA Virtual Research Meeting 2024
  • University of Oregon, (Global Environmental Politics Research Talk), Fall 2023 The Department of Government and Public Policy
  • University of Strathclyde, Glasgow (International Relations Research Talk), Fall 2023 The Department of Government and Public Policy
  • Solutions to Environmental Problems (STEP): Climate Action (Invited Speaker), “Migration-Preventative Adaptation Responses” March 2, 2023
  • Back in Business: Bringing firms into Global Local Networks of Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding, ISA 2023 Annual Convention, Montréal
  • Ideas, Interests, Institutions, and Nation-state Climate Politics: Mitigators, Adapters, and Mitigator-Adapters Conference, “Vulnerability, Climate-Change Laws, and Adaptation in the Middle East and North Africa,” Convoke a conference at Tulane University, 2022


Academic/Professional Qualification

Professional Affiliations and Service:

  • Private Enterprise and Peace (PEP) Lab Research Affiliate, 2023-Present
  • American Political Science Association (APSA), 2022-Present (Sections: Migration & Citizenship, Conflict Processes)
  • Graduate Student Advisory Council (GSAC) – Political Science Department (Delegate 2020, Secretary 2021, President 2022)
  • International Studies Association (ISA), 2022-Present (Sections: Environmental Studies; Ethnicity, Nationalism, & Migration Studies; Peace Studies)
  • National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD), 2022-Present
  • Pi Sigma Alpha – Political Honor Society, 2016-Present
  • Junior Scholars in International Security, etc (JSISE) Organizer, 2023-2024
  • Interdisciplinary Graduate Research Symposium Co-Organizer, 2022-2023
  • Loyola Undergraduate Research Mentoring Program, Summer 2022
  • Loyola Undergraduate Research & Engagement Symposium, Spring 2022 (Evaluator)
  • RefugeeOne, English Tutor, 2019-2023 (English Language Tutor, Chicago, IL, USA)
  • Project Elea Refugee Camp, Teacher, Summer 2019 (Athens, Greece)


Teaching activity

Loyola University Chicago, Department of Political Science

  • Lecturer, Political Science 102: International Relations in an Age of Globalization
  • Teaching Assistant, Political Science 300D: Faculty-Led Program in Colombia

Iowa State University, Department of Political Science, 2017-2018

  • Teaching Assistant
    • Political Science 235: Introduction to Ethics and Politics
    • Political Science 241: Introduction to Comparative Government and Politics
    • Political Science 301: Introduction to Empirical Political Science Research
    • Political Science 305: Political Behavior
    • Political Science 360: American Institutions: Congress

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Other expertise


  • English: Native Language
  • Spanish: Intermediate Listener and Speaker, Advanced Reading and Writing
  • Turkish: Intermediate-Mid (ACTFL)
  • Arabic: Intermediate-Low (coursework in Arabic 101-104)


  • DataCamp Data Scientist Professional, R; SQL, Python (2023)
  • Qualtrics XM Professional Certification (2023)
  • Empirical Implications of Theoretical Models (EITM) Certification (2022)

Computer and Technical Skills:

  • Data Skills: Querying in SQL/Python; Excel VBA; GIS data management and analysis; data mining in R; data merging in STATA
  • Software Proficiency: R, QGIS, SQL, STATA, JMP, Python, Google App Script, SAS, SPSS, Excel VBA

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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, The Climate Conflict Nexus: Urban Migration and Methodological Innovations

Aug 2018Dec 2023

Award Date: 16 Dec 2023

Master of Arts, Xenophobia and its Implications for Refugee Integration Policy: A Cross-National Analysis

Jan 2016May 2018

Award Date: 5 May 2018

Bachelor of Arts, Political Science; International Studies; Advocacy; Spanish

Aug 2014Dec 2016

Award Date: 16 Dec 2016

External positions

Data Scientist


Research Assistant



  • JZ International relations
  • Peacebuilding
  • Migration
  • Climate change
  • Statistics
  • Machine Learning
  • Data Science
  • Quantitative Research
  • Environmental Policy
  • Geospatial analysis
  • Environmental Economics