Anna Meier (she/her/hers) is Assistant Professor in the School of Politics and International Relations at the University of Nottingham. She specializes in critical international relations and critical terrorism studies, with a particular interest in counterterrorism and institutional white supremacy in Europe and the United States. She is also a recognized leader in undergraduate education, having most recently been a Future Faculty Partner with the University of Wisconsin-Madison Teaching Academy. Prior to her academic career, Anna worked at the START Consortium at the University of Maryland, primarily on the Global Terrorism Database, and at the Project On Government Oversight in Washington, DC. She holds a PhD in political science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
For the 2021-22 academic year, Anna serves as the School's Disability Liaison Officer.
Anna's research focuses on national security institutions as sites of state identity-making. Her current book project uses fieldwork and archival data to examine institutional responses to white supremacist violence in Germany and the United States. She has also written on terrorist proscription regimes, anti-Blackness in counterterrorism, and equity and justice in academic institutions. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in International Studies Quarterly, Critical Studies on Terrorism, Lawfare, The Washington Post, and Political Violence at a Glance, among other outlets, and she has served as an expert consultant for Tech Against Terrorism and RAND Europe.