Henrikas Bartusevičius

Senior Researcher

Research Interests

  • Psychology of political violence
  • Individual-level analysis of political violence
  • Evolutionary theory

Background

Henrikas is the Principal Investigator of the ERC Starting Grant project Adapted to War (AWAR). 


Working Experience:

2021- present: Senior Researcher, Peace Research Institute Oslo 

2015-2019: Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Aarhus University 

2014-2015: Senior Research Officer/Postdoc, Conflict, Strategies, and Violence. Principal investigator: Kristian Skrede Gleditsch, Department of Government, University of Essex, European Research Council 313373 

2014: Postdoc, Democratic Deepening and Regression (DEDERE). Principal Investigator: Svend-Erik Skaaning, Department of Political Science, Aarhus University, the Danish Council for Independent Research-Sapere Aude 

2013-2014: Research assistant. Democratic Deepening and Regression (DEDERE). Principal Investigator: Svend-Erik Skaaning, Department of Political Science, Aarhus University, the Danish Council for Independent Research-Sapere Aude 

2010-2013: PhD candidate, Department of Political Science, Aarhus University


Education:

2010-2013 (awarded Jan. 2014): PhD, Political Science, Aarhus University

2008-2010: MA, War and Peace Studies, Vilnius University 

2004-2008: BA, Modern History, Vilnius University

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Recent Publications

Bartusevičius, Henrikas (2021) Physical strength predicts political violence, Evolution and Human Behavior 42(5): 423–430.
Bartusevičius, Henrikas; Alexander Bor; Frederik Jørgensen & Michael Bang Petersen (2021) The psychological burden of the COVID-19 pandemic is associated with anti-systemic attitudes and political violence, Psychological Science 32(9): 1391–1403.

All Publications

Peer-reviewed Journal Article

Bartusevičius, Henrikas (2021) Physical strength predicts political violence, Evolution and Human Behavior 42(5): 423–430.
Bartusevičius, Henrikas; Alexander Bor; Frederik Jørgensen & Michael Bang Petersen (2021) The psychological burden of the COVID-19 pandemic is associated with anti-systemic attitudes and political violence, Psychological Science 32(9): 1391–1403.
Kristensen, Anders; Tobias Ide & Henrikas Bartusevičius (2021) First comes the river, then comes the conflict? A qualitative comparative analysis of flood-related political unrest, Journal of Peace Research 58(1): 83–97.
Bartusevičius, Henrikas; Florian van Leeuwen & Michael Bang Petersen (2020) Dominance-Driven Autocratic Political Orientations Predict Political Violence in Western, Educated, Industrialized, Rich, and Democratic (WEIRD) and Non-WEIRD Samples, Psychological Science 31(12): 1511–1530.
Bartusevičius, Henrikas & Kristian Skrede Gleditsch (2019) A Two-Stage Approach to Civil Conflict: Contested Incompatibilities and Armed Violence, International Organization 73(1): 225–248.