Anastasia Marshak

Anastasia MarshakResearcher

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

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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.

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News Items

Feinstein Researchers discuss child marriage in the latest issue of IRRC
May 28, 2020

Dyan Mazurana, Anastasia Marshak, and Kinsey Spears discuss child marriage in the latest issue, “Children and War,” published by the International Review of the Red Cross (IRRC). This article, titled…

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Feinstein researchers publish a study on the impact of multi-sectoral intervention in the IJERPH
May 5, 2020

Anastasia Marshak, Helen Young, Anne Radday, and Elena Naumova published a study in the International Journal of Environmental  Research and Public Health (IJERPH) as part of the special issue, “Early…

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Feinstein Research Projects

Social Connectedness, Livelihoods, and Resilience in Complex Emergencies

In this partnership with Mercy Corps, the Feinstein International Center team investigates the nature of social networks and social connectedness, and explores how humanitarian assistance can strengthen these as a key aspect of resilience, recovery and relief interventions in complex humanitarian emergencies.

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Taadoud Transition to Development Project I & II

The broad aim of the SHARP Taadoud operational research is to strengthen the impact of resilience-related actions and interventions.

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Feinstein Publications

The Currency of Connections: Why Do Social Connections Matter for Household Resilience in South Sudan?

This study looked at how social connections during times of crisis enable populations to manage shocks and stresses in South Sudan.

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Addressing Data Gaps on Child, Early, and Forced Marriage in Humanitarian Settings
child marriage in humanitarian settings
By Dyan Mazurana, Anastasia Marshak | January 2020

This report is a comprehensive and user-friendly concept note for a database on child marriage in humanitarian settings, a first step in eradicating the problem.

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