I am a Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University's Stanford Internet Observatory and the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC). In the summer of 2021, I completed my Ph.D. in political science at the University of Pennsylvania specializing in the fields of international relations and comparative politics. Through an empirical lens, my research examines questions of international cooperation and regulation within international political economy, including challenges emerging from the adoption of decentralized digital currency and other new technologies.
Specific topics I explore in my research include ransomware, cross-national regulation of the cryptocurrency sector, and international cooperation around anti-money laundering enforcement. For more information about my research, please visit my personal webpage at https://www.karennershi.com/.
Doctor of Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania (2021)
Master of Arts, University of Pennsylvania (2018)
Bachelor of Arts, University of Alabama Tuscaloosa (2013)
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, Political Science (2021)
Alex Stamos, Postdoctoral Research Mentor
Nathaniel Persily, Postdoctoral Faculty Sponsor