Anna Meier is a third-year Ph.D. student who specializes in international security and political violence. She is broadly interested in strategic choice from the perspective of nonstate armed actors. Her dissertation research focuses on interactions between militant organizations and their potential members, addressing questions of recruitment, radicalization, and foreign fighter flows. Anna also works on questions of legitimation of nonstate actors, negotiations with terrorists, and the study of emotions in international relations.
Prior to coming to UW, Anna worked at the START Consortium at the University of Maryland, concentrating primarily on the Global Terrorism Database (GTD). She holds an MA in political science from the University of Wisconsin—Madison (2016) and graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Knox College in 2013 with degrees in international relations and modern languages (German and French).
Anna is the 2017–2018 Experimental Politics Workshop coordinator and the International Relations Colloquium co-coordinator.