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Kerstin Fisk - Loyola Marymount University. Los Angeles, CA, US

Kerstin Fisk Kerstin Fisk

Associate Professor of Political Science and International Relations | Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, CA, UNITED STATES

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

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Biography

Kerstin Fisk is an associate professor of political science at Loyola Marymount University and a senior researcher at the Peace Research Institute of Oslo. Her research focuses on issues of conflict and security, emphasizing civil war dynamics, violence against civilians, and communal conflict. She has published work in Journal of Peace Research, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Civil Wars, and International Studies Perspectives.

Fisk’s most recent projects investigate subnational-level patterns of communal violence related to refugee encampment and government-sponsored militia attacks on refugee hosting locations in Africa. She is also working on two multi-year research projects funded by the Research Council of Norway: TRUST: Refugee Impacts on Host Sociopolitical Attitudes and CONMIG:Geographies of Conflict-Induced Migration.

Articles

Fisk, Kerstin. 2019. “Refugee Encampment and Communal Conflict in sub-Saharan Africa.” Journal of Peace Research 56(1): 58-72.

Fisk, Kerstin, Jennifer L Merolla, and Jennifer M Ramos. 2019. “Emotions, Terrorist Threat, and Drones: Anger Drives Support for Drone Strikes.” Journal of Conflict Resolution 63(4): 976-1000.

Fisk, Kerstin. 2018. “One-Sided Violence in Refugee-Hosting Areas.” Journal of Conflict Resolution 62(3): 529-556.

Fisk, Kerstin. 2014. “Refugee Geography and the Diffusion of Armed Conflict in Africa.” Civil Wars 16(3): 255-75.

Fisk, Kerstin and Jennifer M. Ramos. 2014. “Actions Speak Louder Than Words: Preventive Self- Defense as a Cascading Norm.” International Studies Perspectives 15(2): 163-185.

Chapters

Fisk, Kerstin. 2019. “Out of the Fire, into the Frying Pan? Examining Violence against Forced Migrants in Africa.” In Smith-Cannoy, Heather (ed), Emerging Threats to Human Rights: Resources, Violence, and Deprivation of Citizenship. Temple University Press.

Fisk, Kerstin and Jennifer M Ramos. 2018. “Making the World Safe for Preventive Force.” In Brunsetter, Daniel R and Jean Vincent-Holeindre (eds). The Ethics of War and Peace in an Era of Contested and Fragmented Sovereignty. Georgetown University Press.

Fisk, Kerstin and Jennifer M. Ramos. 2016. “The Preventive Force Continuum.” In Fisk, Kerstin and Jennifer M. Ramos (eds). 2016. Preventive Force: Drones, Targeted Killing and the Transformation of Contemporary Warfare. NYU Press

Edited Volume

Fisk, Kerstin and Jennifer M. Ramos (eds). 2016. Preventive Force: Drones, Targeted Killing and the Transformation of Contemporary Warfare

Areas of Expertise (8)

Conflict Processes

Refugees

Civil Conflict and Violence

Preventive Force and Drones

International Relations

Comparative Politics

Forced Migration

Political Violence

Courses (6)

Introduction to Comparative Politics

Introduction to Comparative Politics

Introduction to International Relations

Introduction to International Relations

Politics of Africa

Politics of Africa

Humanitarian Intervention

Humanitarian Intervention

International Security

International Security

Political Violence and Terrorism

Political Violence and Terrorism