Jessica Anderson

Jessica Anderson

1957 E St. 605


Major — International Relations

Minor — Comparative Politics

I've primarily lived and worked in Sub-Saharan Africa over the past eight years, conducting field research related to conflict and aid interventions. During this time I co-founded a small non-profit that supports local peacebuilding initiatives in post-war communities. I  also consulted for the South African Human Rights Commission, the International Organization for Migration, and Oxfam GB/the African Centre for Migration and Society. At the DC-based Stimson Center, I received a Scoville fellowship to research peace operation effectiveness. Each of these experiences has informed my academic interest in justice, accountability, and effectiveness in international aid.

Current Research

Humanitarianism, Peacebuilding, Civil War, Sub-Saharan Africa, International Organizations.


M.A. in Forced Migration, University of the Witwatersrand

B.A. in International Relations and Philosophy, Tufts University