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Sophia Moskalenko Ph.D.


Sophia Moskalenko

Sophia Moskalenko got her Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. Her research on terrorism and radicalization has been presented in scientific conferences, government briefings, radio broadcasts, and international television newscasts. As a research fellow at the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (NC-START) she has worked on research projects commissioned by the Department of Defence, Department of Homeland Security, and Department of State. With Clark McCauley, she authored Friction: How conflict radicalizes them and us (2011, David E. Sears award for best book in political psychology) The Marvel of Martyrdom: the power of self-sacrifice in a selfish world (2019) and Radicalization to terrorism: what everyone needs to know (2020).

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