Margaret Foster

Margaret Foster


Security, Peace, Conflict

Margaret J. Foster is a PhD candidate studying bottom-up, or recruitment-driven, organizational change, with a particular emphasis on militant organizations and transnational insurgencies. In addition to her dissertation project, she is engaged in research projects that include computational and Bayesian models of mobilization, conceptual networks among and within transnational militant organizations, and network methodology for international security. Before matriculating at Duke, she graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2007 with a BA in International Relations (cum laude) and received a masters degree in Political Science from McGill University in 2011.

Selected Grants

Collaborative Research: Decreasing Actions: Integrating Theory and Data to Assess Government Policy Options awarded by National Science Foundation (Research Assistant). 2018 to 2020