#ScholarSunday with Anastasia Shesterinina



Anastasia Shesterinina, a Lecturer in International Politics at the Department of Politics, University of Sheffield. Anastasia’s research focuses on understanding mobilisation in armed conflict and raises interesting questions about policymaking in conflict and post-conflict zones. Before taking up her position at the University of Sheffield in 2017, Anastasia was postdoctoral fellow affiliated with the Program on Order, Conflict, and Violence at the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale University.


Anastasia is currently supervising PhD students, conducting doctoral training, and finishing up her book ‘Mobilizing under Uncertainty’. In this chat with Global Policy: Next Generation, Anastasia discusses her work on conflict mobilisation in Abkhazia, the challenges of conducting fieldwork, and offers advice to doctoral and early-career researchers. Read more...


#ScholarSunday with Max Smeets


Max Smeets is a cybersecurity fellow at Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC), a Research Associate at the Centre for Technology & Global Affairs, University of Oxford, and a non-resident cybersecurity policy fellow at New America. In 2018, he was awarded the Journal of Strategic Studies’ prestigious Amos Perlmutter Prize for the most outstanding publication by a junior faculty member.

We’re lucky to have Max as our inaugural #ScholarSunday feature, a monthly series in which we spotlight the incredible work being done by early career researchers on pressing global policy issues. Max’s current work focuses on the causes underlying cyber proliferation and restraint and is especially relevant for understanding the future of “offensive cyber capabilities”. Read more...