Mara Revkin is a Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science at Yale University, where her research focuses on governance and lawmaking by armed groups. Her dissertation examines the state-building project (and eventual state failure) of the Islamic State (IS) through multi-method data collection and analysis of archival documents, social media data, surveys, and interviews with key informants including former IS employees conducted during extensive fieldwork in Turkey and Iraq. She is currently based in Istanbul as a Yale Fox Fellow and USIP Jennings Randolph Peace Scholar. Mara holds a J.D. from Yale Law School, where she was an Islamic Law & Civilization Research Fellow in 2016-2017. Her legal scholarship focuses on the treatment of civilians who have lived in areas controlled and governed by terrorist groups under international humanitarian law and domestic material support laws.
Position: Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science
Institution / Affiliation : Yale University
Geographical Region: Middle East
Methodology: Experimental Design, Mixed Method, Survey Methodology
Policy: Conflict and Violence, Corruption, Governance