Introducing Monica Kaminska, our new post-doctoral researcher
In September 2020, Monica Kaminska will join The Hague Program for Cyber Norms at Leiden University – Institute of Security and Global Affairs as a postdoctoral researcher. Monica’s research examines international cyber conflict, particularly states’ responses to hostile cyber operations.
Conceptually, Monica’s work applies theories and frameworks of “risk management” drawn from international relations and sociology to analyse how states address the uncertainties inherent in the cyber domain. Previously, she worked on projects investigating political polarization and misinformation on social media in electoral contexts, a topic that she continues to explore today.
Monica is currently finishing her PhD in Cyber Security at Oxford University. At Oxford, she was a Research Affiliate at the Centre for Technology and Global Affairs, where she coordinated the work of the Cyber Studies Programme. During this time, she also served as an expert contributor for Oxford Analytica. Monica previously worked in the professional services sector in London and also has experience with the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Outside of her academic work, Monica has a strong interest in malware research and cybersecurity threat intelligence. Monica tweets at @monica_kaminska.