Anastasia Marshak

Anastasia MarshakResearcher

Working with Feinstein Since: 2006
Based in: Somerville, MA

Anastasia Marshak’s research at Feinstein focuses on programmatic impact and the causes of malnutrition in eastern Chad and the Darfur region of Sudan. She also supports research in northern Uganda, where she is analyzing the long-term impact of conflict on livelihoods and access to services. Her previous experience at Feinstein includes evaluations of youth violence in Karamoja and the role of microfinance in supporting the livelihoods of internally displaced persons in Uganda.

Anastasia brings expertise in quantitative analysis, research design, and nutrition to Feinstein. Prior to joining Feinstein, Anastasia worked for the MIT Poverty Action Lab and the World Bank in Sierra Leone.

She holds a B.S. in quantitative economics and international relations from Tufts University and an M.A. in economics from Boston University. She is pursuing a Ph.D. at the Friedman School of Nutrition in the Food Policy and Nutrition program, with a focus on humanitarian assistance.

Most Recent External Publications:

Feinstein Publications

Engaging Male Youth in Karamoja, Uganda
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The Feinstein International Center at Tufts University is pleased to announce a new publication in collaboration with the Learning on Gender and Conflict in Africa  (LOGiCA) Program of the World…

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Briefing Paper: Recovery in Northern Uganda How are people surviving post-conflict?
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In 2012/13, the Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium (SLRC) implemented the first round of an original sub-regional panel survey in northern Uganda aimed to produce data on livelihoods, access to and…

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Briefing Paper: The impact of serious crimes during the war on households today in Northern Uganda
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In 2012/13, the Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium (SLRC) implemented the first round of an original sub-regional panel survey in northern Uganda aimed to produce data on livelihoods, access to and…

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Briefing Paper: The war-wounded and recovery in Northern Uganda
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In 2012/13, the Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium (SLRC) implemented the first round of an original sub-regional panel survey in northern Uganda aimed to produce data on livelihoods, access to and…

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Surveying livelihoods, service delivery and governance – baseline evidence from Uganda
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In 2012/13, SLRC implemented the first round of an original sub-regional panel survey in Uganda aimed to produce data on livelihoods, access to and experience of basic services, exposure to…

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Increasing the Financial Resilience of Disaster-affected Populations
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Increasing the Financial Resilience of Disaster-affected Populations is a desk review paper commissioned and supported by the Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance, USAID. One of the most significant problems facing…

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Feinstein Research Projects

Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Extremes and Disasters

Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Extremes and Disasters (BRACED), is a £140m project designed to improve the resilience of the most poor to climate extremes and shocks.

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Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium Generating stronger evidence on conflict situations

The Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium aims to generate a stronger evidence base on how people in conflict-affected situations make a living, access basic services like health care, education and water, and perceive and engage with governance at local and national levels.

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Community Resilience to Acute Malnutrition

The Feinstein Center partnered with Concern Worldwide to (1) rigorously test the impact of the CRAM model on community resilience to shocks and (2) to explore how remote sensing data can provide accurate information to make early warning predictions in the Sila region of Chad.

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News Items

Elizabeth Stites and Anastasia Marshak publish in the Journal of Modern African Studies
May 16, 2016

Elizabeth Stites and Anastasia Marshak published their article, “Who are the Lonetia? Findings from southern Karamoja, Uganda” in the June 2016 edition of the Journal of Modern African Studies. The…

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Feinstein faculty participate in the World Humanitarian Summit
May 10, 2016

The first ever World Humanitarian Summit took place in Istanbul, Turkey on May 23-24, 2016. The summit aimed to set a forward-looking agenda for humanitarian action that addresses future humanitarian…

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