Two Post-Doctoral Research Fellows join CGM for 2020-21

CGM is pleased to welcome two new Post-Doctoral Research Associates for the 2020-2021 academic year: Sasha Klyachkina and Tate Fegley. 

Sasha Klyachkina analyzes how individuals and communities respond to crises, ranging from state collapse to different forms of armed conflict. She studies how these processes impact the intersection of non-state governance and state-building, as well as citizen strategies of autonomy and engagement. Her work is empirically grounded in fieldwork in Russia’s North Caucasus, specifically Chechnya, Dagestan, and Ingushetia where she conducted interviews, collected oral histories, designed original public opinion surveys, and analyzed local newspapers to understand these processes. Her research has been supported by the Buffett Institute for Global Studies, the ZEIT-Stiftung’s Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius, Kellogg Dispute Resolution Research Center (DRRC), and the Harriman Institute of Columbia University.  

Dr. Klyachkina received her PhD from the Department of Political Science at Northwestern University in 2019. She graduated summa cum laude from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio with honors in Political Science and International Studies.  

Tate Fegley focuses on community policing and criminal justice reform. His dissertation, The Political Economy of Policing, analyzes the epistemological properties of alternative institutional arrangements for the provision of policing and security. He argues that the lack of success of most American police departments to implement community-oriented policing stems from their inability to engage in economics calculation. He has published articles in Public Choice, The Independent Review, Policing: An International Journal of Strategies and Management, and Political Dialogues.  

Dr. Fegley received his PhD in Economics from George Mason University in 2020. He earned a Master of Arts in Criminal Justice from Boise State University. He also holds a BS in Criminal Justice and BA in Economics from Boise State University.