(forthcoming Sept 2017) Vinson, Laura Thaut. Religion, Violence, and Local Power-Sharing in Nigeria. New York: Cambridge University Press.

(forthcoming 2018) Vinson, Laura Thaut. “Pastoralism, Ethnicity, and Subnational Conflict Resolution in the Middle Belt.” In Carl LeVan and Patrick Ukata, eds. Oxford Handbook of Nigerian Politics. New York: Oxford University Press.

Published Articles

Vinson, Laura Thaut (with Jonas Bunte). 2016. “Local Power-Sharing Institutions and Inter-Religious Violence in Nigeria.” Journal of Peace Research 53(1): 49-65.

Thaut, Laura. 2009. “The Role of Faith in Christian Faith-Based Humanitarian Agencies: Constructing the Taxonomy.” Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Non-Profit Agencies. 20(4): 319-350.

Thaut, Laura. 2009. “European Union Integration and the Emigration Consequences: The Case of Lithuania.” International Migration. 47(1): 191-233.

Published Book Chapters

Thaut, Laura, Michael Barnett, and Janice Gross-Stein. 2012. “In Defense of Virtue: Credibility, Legitimacy Dilemmas, and the Case of Islamic Relief.” in Peter Gourevitch, David Lake, and Janice Gross-Stein, eds. The Credibility of Transnational NGOs. New York: Cambridge University Press. 137-164.

Thaut, Laura and Carla Reyes. 2012. “Immigration to the U.S. and Welfare Policy, 1945-2010.” in Michael LeMay ed., Transforming America: Perspectives on U.S. Immigration. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO.

Khan, Ajaz Ahmed and Laura Thaut. 2011. “The Opportunities and Challenges of Islamic Microfinance.” In Gerrie ter Haar, ed., Religion and Development: Ways of Transforming the World. New York: Columbia University Press.183-206.

Works in Progress

Ethnicities and Conflict: A Survey Experiment on the Effect of Narrative Framing on Perceptions in Jos, Nigeria. (with Peter Rudloff)

Unpacking the Ethnic in ‘Ethnic’ Conflict: Evidence from Religious and Tribal Violence in Nigeria