I am currently a researcher at the German Development Institute in Bonn, Germany working on the German Government-sponsored “Reducing Root Causes of Forced Displacement and Managing Migration” project. My research areas include international development, peace and conflict processes, and the politics of digital technology. I’ve recently worked with the International Security and Development Center, where I am an affiliated researcher, on an FAO-funded project on the political economy of food security and conflict, and was a Visiting Scholar at George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution during the 2015-16 academic year. During my PhD I was a Fulbright-Clinton Fellow, advising the Samoan Ministry of Communications and Information Technology on disaster response and crisis prevention policy.
I earned my doctorate at the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University in August 2016, and have a MA and BA from American University.
You can follow me on Twitter here: @cmartinshields
Here’s my nascent GitHub page: https://github.com/cmartinshields
Last but not least, my SSRN page: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/cf_dev/AbsByAuth.cfm?per_id=2705197