Maria Milosh is a Predoctoral Research Professional for the Political Economics Initiative at the Becker Friedman Institute. She is assisting Professors Konstantin Sonin and Austin Wright on topics ranging from insurgent fighting strategies to disinformation campaigns on social media. Her academic interests include civil conflicts, protests in authoritarian states, and the effects that the ever-growing social media industry has on collective mobilization, along with its role in propaganda and persuasion.