Erica Marat (@EricaMarat) is Associate Professor and Chair of the Regional and Analytical Studies Department at National Defense University in Washington D.C. She previously directed the Homeland Defense Fellowship Program at NDU’s College of International Security Affairs (CISA).
Dr. Marat’s research focuses on violence, mobilization and security institutions in Eurasia, India, and Mexico. She has authored three books, including most recently The Politics of Police Reform: Society against the State in Post-Soviet Countries (Oxford University Press 2018). Her articles appeared in Foreign Affairs, Washington Post, Foreign Policy, Eurasianet, and Open Democracy.
Dr. Marat is currently completing a book on mobilization against violence in India and Mexico. She is also engaged in a research project on China’s and Russia’s provision of public services for illiberal governances in 15 countries across five continents. The projects are funded by a Minerva DECUR grant.
At CISA, Dr. Marat teaches courses on policy analysis and critical thinking, politics and security in Eurasia, and terrorism and crime.
Before joining NDU, Dr. Marat was a visiting scholar at the Kennan Institute of the Woodrow Wilson Center. She has also worked as an editor at the Russian Service at Voice of America and as a research fellow at the Central Asian–South Caucasus Institute at the John Hopkins University and Uppsala University.