Maya Camargo-Vemuri is an Adjunct Professor of Political Science at the United States Naval Academy. Her research focuses mainly on conflict and violence, political power, and identity politics, with an emphasis on genocide, authoritarianism, and nationalism. She is also interested in post-conflict processes, including criminal prosecution, truth and reconciliation commissions, and memorialization of war or conflict.
Camargo-Vemuri holds a BA in International Relations and Literature from American University (Washington, DC) and an MPP with a dual specialization in International Security Policy and Conflict, Justice & Ethics from University of Maryland (College Park, MD). She is currently a PhD Candidate at the Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies, and is writing her dissertation on sexual violence during genocide. She is also an APSA Diversity Fellow and is a member of the Johns Hopkins University Roadmap 2020 Task Force. Prior to coming to the USNA, she lectured on nationalism, propaganda, and state repression, at the Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD).