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 is associate editor of the American Political Science Review and serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Peace Research, British Journal of Political Science, International Studies Review, and the Journal of Global Security Studies.