Katharine Petrich holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from Northeastern University, specializing in International Relations. Her research is primarily focused on insurgency, terrorism, and transnational crime in Northern Latin America, the Horn of Africa, and South Asia. Petrich's work has been published in Small Wars and Insurgencies, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, and War on the Rocks. In addition to her academic work, she has previously worked for the US Department of Justice, US State Department, USMA Modern War Institute, and the Hudson Institute.
Worth many sins: Al-Shabaab’s shifting relationship with Kenyan women," Small Wars & Insurgencies, 30:6-7, 1169-1192,"
Katharine Petrich (2019) Cows, Charcoal, and Cocaine: Al-Shabaab’s Criminal Activities in the Horn of Africa, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, DOI: 10.1080/