Anastasia Shesterinina

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Visiting Fellow in the MacMillan Center
34 Hillhouse Ave, New Haven, CT 06511-8936

Anastasia Shesterinina (Ph.D., University of British Columbia, 2014) is a Postdoctoral Fellow at Yale University’s Program on Order, Conflict, and Violence. Her current research focuses on foreign fighter mobilization in civil wars and post-conflict patterns of violence. Her fieldwork-based doctoral dissertation, Mobilization in Civil War: Latent Norms, Social Relations, and Inter-Group Violence in Abkhazia, examines violent mobilization across the pre-war, civil war, and post-war stages in the Georgian-Abkhaz conflict and advances a normative, socially-embedded theory of high-risk action. Anastasia’s parallel project explores international intervention in armed conflict. As part of this project, she worked at the Peace Research Institute of Frankfurt on the links between peacebuilding, democratization, and civil violence. Her collaborative and co-published work with Brian Job has examined norms of civilian protection in armed conflict. Anastasia’s research has been supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Security and Defence Forum, the University of British Columbia, and the Liu Institute for Global Issues. Her C.V. is available here: