Jennifer B. Murtazashvili

Jennifer B. Murtazashvili is director of the Center for Governance and Markets, as well as associate professor at the School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh. She is also a senior nonresident fellow at the Atlantic Council. Her research focuses on bottom-up approaches to governance, security, and development, with a geographical focus on Afghanistan, Central Asia, South Asia, and the former Soviet Union. To answer important policy questions, Murtazashvili relies on ethnographic methods, public opinion surveys, and survey experiments. She is the author of Informal Order and the State in Afghanistan (Cambridge University Press) and Land, the State, and War: Property Rights and Political Order in Afghanistan (with Ilia Murtazashvili; Cambridge University Press).