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 nine 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 a range of aid organizations, and received a Scoville fellowship to research peace operation effectiveness at the Stimson Center. Each of these experiences has informed my academic interest in global governance and the ethics and effectiveness of 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