Katerina Tkacova is a post-doctoral research fellow at the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford since May 2018. She holds a doctorate from the Department of Government at the University of Essex (2012-2017) as well as Bc. (2006-2009) in Political Science and International Relations and Mgr. (2009-2012) in Security Studies from the Charles University in Prague. She also studied at Nottingham University (2010-11).
Before joining the University of Oxford, Katerina served as Associate Lecturer at the Birkbeck University of London and as a Teaching Fellow at the University of Bath. She also taught at the University College London and the University of Essex. Her teaching experience ranges from Quantitative Methods, International Relations, Comparative Politics and Conflict Analysis.
Katerina's research interests include political violence, ethnic groups and quantitative research methods. Her PhD dissertation focused on identification of the main factors leading to ethnically motivated domestic terrorism and the connection between terrorism and civil wars. During her PhD, Katerina built the Database of Ethnically Motivated Terrorist Attacks (DEMTA). The Economic Social Research Council financially supported her PhD study. Katerina’s current research projects further examine the role of political exclusion and economic discrimination of ethnic groups as a cause of domestic terrorism as well as the effect of exposure to violence on ethnic groups and other sub-state actors.