Professor of International Relations, Cardiff University

Anne is a lecturer in the Department of Politics and International Relations at Cardiff University in Wales, UK. Since earning her PhD from the University of Chicago in 2010, she has held academic fellowships at the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) at Stanford University, the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) at the Middlebury Institute of International Relations at Monterey, and the Center for Security Studies at ETH Zuerich. In 2013-2014, she worked for the US Congress as an American Political Science Association Congressional Fellow, first as a National Security Fellow in the office of Senator Kirstin Gillibrand (D-NY) and then at the Congressional Research Service, where she coauthored a report on “Cyber Operations in DOD Policy and Plans.” Her research interests, located at the nexus of international relations and science and technology studies, include nuclear deterrence, disarmament and nonproliferation, cybersecurity, the evolution of military strategy and tactics, and women in combat.

I am most excited to work on projects that… bring together people from different backgrounds and with different knowledge, skills, and abilities to come up with creative solutions to vexing problems.

I am looking for partners that can help me… build innovative experiential learning exercises to teach people about the challenges of nuclear cooperation and conflict not just on an intellectual level but on an emotional level as well.

A moment when I felt most inspired in my work was… when I first experienced being part of an intellectual community of people brought together by a common interest in answering pressing political questions.

Innovations in my field that I am most excited to work on… sit at the nexus of policy and theory. I like working on policy problems that help us think more creatively about the theories we use to understand and explain the world, and theoretical questions that help us improve policy.