Marika Landau-Wells is a PhD candidate focusing on political psychology and conflict. Her research looks at how an individual’s preferences for government policies to address issues like immigration, fundamentalism, and climate change, can be explained by the cognitive systems involved in threat perception and response formulation. She is also affiliated with the SaxeLab, a social cognitive neuroscience lab at MIT. Marika holds an AB in Government from Harvard University and an MSc in Global Politics from the London School of Economics. Before coming to MIT, Marika worked in corporate strategy, management consulting, and renewable energy.
"Capital Cities in Civil Wars: The Locational Dimension of Sovereign Authority," Crisis States Research Centre, Occasional Paper 6, London: London School of Economics, April 2008. (pdf)