Madeleine Stevens is a PhD student in Comparative Politics. Her research interests encompass criminal and political violence. More specifically, she is working on projects concerning sexual violence in conflict, criminal organizations’ political relationships with the state, and the influence of insurgents’ criminal activities on governments’ willingness to offer certain peace terms.

Madeleine received an MA in Social Sciences from the University of Chicago in 2017, and a BA in Communication summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania in 2015.