Fotini Christia

Fotini Christia is an Associate Professor of Political Science at MIT. She received her PhD in Public Policy from Harvard University in 2008. Her research interests deal with issues of conflict and cooperation in the Muslim world, and she has worked out of Afghanistan, Bosnia, Iran, the Palestinian Territories, Saudi Arabia and most recently Syria and Yemen. Her book, Alliance Formation in Civil Wars, published by Cambridge University Press, was awarded the Luebbert Award for Best Book in Comparative Politics and the Lepgold Prize for Best Book in International Relations. Her research has also appeared in Science and in the American Political Science Review, among other journals. She has also written essays and opinion pieces for Foreign Affairs, The New York Times and The Washington Post. For her research, Fotini has received support from the International Growth Center, the Russell Sage Foundation, USAID, CIDA, the UN's World Food program and the World Bank among others.


Selected Publications