Erik Lin-Greenberg


Erik Lin-Greenberg is an assistant professor of political science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

His research examines how emerging military technology – like drones and artificial intelligence – affects conflict dynamics and the use of force. Erik’s work has appeared in a variety of academic and policy outlets including Security StudiesJournal of Peace ResearchInternational Peacekeeping, The Washington Post, Foreign Policy, and War on the Rocks. His research has been supported by the Eisenhower Institute, the Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy, the Smith Richardson Foundation, and the Tobin Project. Erik was previously a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perry World House and a Carnegie Predoctoral Fellow at Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation.

Erik completed his PhD in Political Science at Columbia University and an M.S. and B.S. in Political Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Before entering academia, Erik was as an active duty officer in the United States Air Force. He continues to serve on the Joint Staff as a member of the Air Force Reserve.