Maya Camargo-Vemuri is a PhD student at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies. Her research interests include political violence, mass atrocity, civilian victimization, and repression in in totalitarian and autocratic regimes, with a regional focus on Eastern Europe, Eurasia, and Latin America. Her dissertation research focuses on the dynamics of violence in genocide and mass atrocity, and has been supported by the United States Holocaust Museum, the American Political Science Association (APSA), and the Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs. Her work at the Agora Institute centers on nonviolence and democracy in Latin America, supporting a research project involving Agora Fellow Consuelo Amat and the United States Institute of Peace.
Before coming to Johns Hopkins, Maya completed a BA in International Relations and Literature at American University, and a MPP with a dual specialization in International Security Policy and Conflict, Ethics, and Justice at University of Maryland.