Marika Landau-Wells


Marika Landau-Wells is a PhD student in the Security Studies Program. Her work sits at the intersection of conflict studies and the cognitive sciences. Her dissertation project, currently underway, develops and tests a theory of political threat perception. Marika is also an active member of the Neuroscience and Social Conflict Initiative. She holds a BA in Government from Harvard University and an MSc in Global Politics from the London School of Economics. Before coming to MIT, Marika worked in corporate strategy, management consulting, and the solar energy development industry.


"Capital Cities in Civil Wars: The Locational Dimension of Sovereign Authority," Crisis States Research Centre, Occasional Paper 6, London: London School of Economics, April 2008. (pdf)