Kerstin Fisk

Kerstin FiskAssistant Professor‌ of Political Science   

(310) 338-5468
University Hall 4203

Fall 2015

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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.


Politics of Africa
International Security
International Relations
Comparative Politics

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