Anna R. Oltman

Position title: Ph.D. Candidate: International Relations



Research Interests:

Refugees, Foreign Policy, Humanitarianism, Migration, Human Rights, Domestic Politics of IR, International Political Economy


Anna Oltman is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her dissertation examines the international politics of refugee protection and asylum, specifically the impact of domestic institutions on receiving states’ treatment of asylum-seekers. She is an experienced researcher and teacher in the areas of foreign policy, humanitarianism, international migration, human rights, and public perceptions of international actors.


Protection Misdirection: Immigration Policy and Asylum Institutions in International Relations


PS 359 American Foreign Policy Summer 2018

PS 337 International Institutions and World Order Spring 2016-2017


Anna Oltman and Jonathan Renshon, “Immigration and Foreign Policy” in Oxford Encyclopedia of Foreign Policy Analysis

Oltman, Anna. 2017. “Can Asylum Seekers be Dettered.”