Margarita Konaev is a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perry World House. She holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Notre Dame (2016), an M.A. in Conflict Resolution from Georgetown University (2010), and a B.A. from Brandeis University (2007). Her research lies at the intersection of international security and demography, and explores how demographic factors and shifts – changes in the size, distribution, composition, and growth rates of populations – shape efforts to prevent, manage, and resolve armed conflicts. During her year at the Perry World House, Margarita will focus on turning her dissertation into a book manuscript as well as completing a number of articles addressing the interface between global demographic shifts, specifically, urbanization, and the changing nature of warfare.
Konaev is now a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Strategic Studies at Tufts University.