Professor Nomikos's research draws upon a multi-method approach that includes field experiments, surveys, large-N statistical work, and qualitative fieldwork.
Nomikos is working on a book manuscript investigating how local perceptions of international intervener bias shape the effectiveness of peacekeeping operations. He also manages a dataset of geocoded UN peacekeeping deployments, covering all operations conducted between 2000 and 2019. In addition, Nomikos conducts research on politics in conflict settings, with ongoing projects in Mali, Liberia, and Burkina Faso. These studies examine the sources of post-conflict state legitimacy, drug trafficking, power-sharing, and violent extremism.