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Macarena Flores Kuri

History, BA
International Affairs, BA
Security and Resilience Studies, MS
Security and Resilience Studies, PlusOne


As an accelerated Master’s student, through Northeastern University’s PlusOne program, Macarena continues to bring perspectives of history and the humanities to her research on security and resilience. Macarena was initially hesitant: “it wasn’t something that I thought was for me. With security, you always think of it as something that’s very harsh and institutional.”. After meeting Professor Daniel Aldrich, Professor of Political Science and Public Policy and Director of the Master of Science in Security and Resilience Studies program, Macarena had a better sense of how she might bring a humanistic approach to the study of conflict and disaster. “I think what has made the transition [from history] easier is that maybe I’m not as familiar with theory or data-modeling—those are things I’m learning now—but being a historian by training gives you ideas about context and writing.”

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