Kerstin Fisk

Kerstin FiskVisiting Professor‌    

 
Phone:    (310) 338-5468
Email:     Kerstin.Fisk@lmu.edu
Office:     University Hall 4203
 
Fall 2014 Course Schedule:
POLS 165.02 International Relations
Monday/Wednesday/Friday: 10:00-10:50am
POLS 356.01 Politics of Africa
Monday/Wednesday/Friday: 11:00-11:50am
POLS 362.01 International Security
Monday/Wednesday: 3:00-4:15pm
 
Fall 2014 Office Hours:
Monday 1:00-2:00pm and 4:30-6:00pm
Wednesday 1:00-2:00pm and 4:30-6:00pm
Friday 1:00-2:00pm
 

Kerstin Fisk’s research focuses on issues of security, peace, and conflict, with an emphasis on forced migration and political violence. She received a Ph.D. from Claremont Graduate University in 2013. Her dissertation, entitled “Moving Targets: Refugee Geography and the Diffusion of Conflict and Violence in Africa,” investigates how refugee settlement patterns affect patterns of violence by state and non-state armed actors in African conflicts. Her recent work also includes “Actions Speak Louder than Words: Preventive Self-Defense as a Cascading Norm” with Jennifer M. Ramos, published in International Studies Perspectives. She co-organized a conference held in April 2014 at LMU on Preventive Force: Target Killings and Technology and is currently co-editing a volume on the rise of the preventive use of force.

 

COURSES TAUGHT:
Politics of Africa
International Security
International Relations
Comparative Politics

EDUCATION:
Ph.D., Political Science (World Politics and Comparative Politics), Claremont Graduate University, 2013
M.A., Political Science (International Relations and Comparative Politics), Miami University, 2007
B.A., International Political Studies, Drury University, 2005