Prof. Carey’s research concentrates on analyses of repression and political violence and the role of political institutions. In her current work she explores causes and consequences of pro-government militia, using the Pro-Government Militias Database she developed with Prof. Neil Mitchell and is currently updating. Her research also evaluates perceptions of human rights and the role of the media. She supervises students’ work on any aspect of political violence and/
She served as Associated Editor of the American Political Science Review and the Journal of Peace Research, and as board member of several international journals, including currently the Journal of Politics, Journal of Peace Research and International Studies Review.