Dr Anastasia Shesterinina

Anastasia is Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Politics, Director of the Centre for the Comparative Study of Civil War and UK Research and Innovation Future Leaders Fellow leading the Civil War Paths project at the University of Sheffield. Her fieldwork-intensive research examines the internal dynamics of and international intervention in civil war, with a focus on violent mobilization, ex-combatant reintegration, and civilian protection in armed conflict. Her book Mobilizing in Uncertainty: Collective Identities and War in Abkhazia was published with Cornell University Press in 2021 and her work has appeared in American Political Science Review, Journal of Peace Research, Cambridge Review of International Affairs, and International Peacekeeping.