Dr Ekaterina Stepanova


Dr Ekaterina Stepanova heads Peace and Conflict Studies Unit and is a lead researcher at the Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO), Moscow.

In 2007-2009, she was on leave from IMEMO to lead the Armed Conflicts and Conflict Management Program at Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). She also teaches at the European University in Saint Petersburg and is a visiting lecturer at the European Peace University, Austria. She serves on editorial boards of two SSCI journals (Terrorism and Political Violence and The International Journal of Conflict and Violence) and on the expert panel of the Global Peace Index.

Dr Stepanova is the author of six monographs, including Terrorism in Asymmetrical Conflict: Ideological and Structural Aspects (Oxford University Press, 2008). The latest of her co-edited volumes is Terrorism: Patterns of Internationalization (Sage, 2009). In 2003, she worked as a visiting researcher on armed conflict and terrorism at SIPRI, Stockholm and in 1995-2000 as a researcher at the Moscow center of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. She has held several Russian research fellowships, was twice a MacArthur Research Fellow (2003 and 2000), and a MacArthur NGO Fellow at King’s College, University of London (1998).