Kerstin Fisk

Kerstin FiskVisiting Professor‌    

Phone:    (310) 338-5468
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.


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