A Department of Homeland Security Emeritus Center of Excellence led by the University of Maryland

Through curricular and experiential learning, START educates, mentors and trains the next generation of national security scholars and practitioners.

2010-11 Fellowships


2010-11 Fellowships

Post-Doctoral Fellows

Susan Fahey, “Political Instability and Terrorism”

Criminology, Stockton College

Mentor: Gary LaFree

Margath Walker, “Non-profit Organizations and the Impacts of Terrorism and Violence on the US-Mexico Border”

San Diego State University

Mentor: Shawn Flanigan

Pre-Doctoral Fellows

Liran Goldman, “Effects of Identity, Prototypicality and Relative Deprivation on Extreme Behaviors”

Psychology, Purchase College

Mentor: Anthony Lemieux

Erik Iverson, “Societal Responses to Terrorist Threats and Attacks”

Tufts University

Mentor: Kathleen Smarick

Tarra Jackson, “Predicting Snitching Behavior in Cases of Extremist Violence”

Criminology, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York

Mentor: Joshua Freilich

Ashmini Kerodal, “Apocalyptic Violence and U.S. Domestic Extremists: The Radicalization Process(es) of American Far-Rightists”

Criminology, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York

Mentor: Joshua Freilich

Aila Matanock, “Terrorist Group Participation in Elections”

Political Science, Stanford University

Mentor: Martha Crenshaw

Carlotta Minnella, “Western Counter-Terrorism Responses After 9/11: Cultural Dynamics, International Cooperation and Policy Adaptation”

Harvard Kennedy School, John F. Kennedy School of Government

Mentor: Peter Neumann

Angela Scholes, “Observable Behaviors Present in Political Assassination Incidents”

Psychology, University of Surrey (UK)

Mentor: Margaret Wilson

Ora Szekely, “Send Lawyers, Guns, and Money: Understanding Nonstate Actor Survival in the Middle East”

Political Science, McGill University

Mentor: Victor Asal