Skyler Cranmer

Skyler Cranmer

Skyler Cranmer

Carter Phillips and Sue Henry Associate Professor


2032 Derby Hall
154 N Oval Mall
Columbus, OH 43210

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  • Ph.D., Political Science, University of California-Davis (2007)
  • M.A., Political Science, University of California-Davis (2007)
  • M.A., International Relations, San Francisco State University (2003)
  • B.A., Criminal Justice, San Francisco State University (2002)


Skyler J. Cranmer is the Carter Phillips and Sue Henry Associate Professor of Political Science at The Ohio State University. His research focuses on network science, particularly the role of topology in modeling complex networks and forecasting their evolution. His goal in these efforts is to develop network based theories, innovative statistical methods for network analysis, and policy relevant predictions. His areas of application are eclectic, ranging from international politics to behavioral genetics.

Faculty Links

Curriculum Vitae (pdf)
Department web page

Media Links

Arts and Sciences: The Science of Peace (2018)
Arts and Sciences: Political Scientist Finds That UN Does Its Job Preventing War (2017) 
Research News: War less likely between nations that are "friends of friends" (2017)
Political Science: New Study Shows Alliances Go Beyond Signers of an Agreement (2017)
Political Science: Cranmer Receives APSA Award (2016)
Research News: ‘Democratic peace’ may not prevent international conflict (2015)
Arts and Sciences: Transformative Investments (2015)
Political Science: Department Welcomes Skyler Cranmer (2014)

Mershon Projects

Arms Imports and the Outbreak of Civil Wars (2018-19)
Shocks to Team Structure: Mobilizations, Group Dynamics Identity, and Adaptation (2017-18)
Statistical Inference in Political Networks Research (2016-17)